[OS X TeX] Re: Is this geometry behavior correct?

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 20:36:30 EDT 2007

On Apr 5, 2007, at 7:16 PM, Geoff Vallis wrote:

>> This is not a big deal since the [dvips] option is easy to enter. I
>> just thought geometry detected pdf/dvi mode automatically.
> I think it is a feature, not a bug, that you have to enter the  
> [dvips] manually. If you use dvi mode when typesetting, the  
> geometry package cannot know that you will subsequently be using  
> dvips. You might use dvipdfm or dvipdfmx. I guess dvips is the most  
> common option, and could be the default. But in fact you can just  
> leave [dvips] in there all the time; when using pdflatex, this  
> option will be overwritten I believe.
> Geoff


How strange! That seems to work! I wonder why they don't just do that  
in the package so it gets it right \texttt{most} of the time.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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