[OS X TeX] Page origin problem with TeXLive and dvips

Richard Koch koch at math.uoregon.edu
Tue Jan 30 20:13:32 EST 2007


Thanks for all of the excellent debugging. Summarizing,

	texconfig-sys paper PAPER


	texconfig-sys dvipdfmx paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys dvipdfm paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys dvips paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys pdftex paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys xdvi paper PAPER

but the dvips portion of this call changes the value of PAPER,  
resulting in a


file which begins with

	@ A4size 594.99bp 841.99bp
	@+ ! %%DocumentPaperSizes: a4
	@+ %%PaperSize: A4

rather than

	@ a4 594.99bp 841.99bp
	@+ ! %%DocumentPaperSizes: a4
	@+ %%BeginPaperSize: a4
	@+ a4
	@+ %%EndPaperSize

(with a similar change for letter paper).

The safest way to fix this might be to replace the single command

	texconfig-sys paper PAPER

with the pair

	texconfig-sys paper PAPER
	texconfig-sys dvips paper PAPER

Rather than making this change in mactex.tar.gz immediately, I've  
written the TeXLive folks to get their take on this.

koch at math.uoregon.edu

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