[OS X TeX] Re: Is this geometry behavior correct?
herbs at wideopenwest.com
Thu Apr 5 21:24:25 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.
Well, this seems to work: put
%% geometry.cfg for LaTeX
% make this the default---pdf or vtex override (xelatex picks up its
%% End of file `geometry.cfg'.
into a file named geometry.cfg and place it into ~/Library/texmf/tex/
latex/TemporaryFixes/ (actually anywhere in or in a sub-directory of
~/Library/texmf/tex/latex/) and it works there is no need to set up
an option for dvips, pdflatex, vtex or xelatex (as long as you're not
trying to compile a file in the sub-directory that contains the
geometry.cfg file). You'll still have to manually set the option for
This is like using [dvips] option all the time.
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)
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