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

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Wed Jan 31 17:42:06 EST 2007

Am 31.01.2007 um 19:24 schrieb Richard Koch:

> Help, experts!!!

I'd recommend a new layout of what texconfig does.

Right now it writes into config.ps, a file that is always included  
into dvips' PS output. Since the configuration code is not necessary  
for all printers, it's not necessary in config.ps, but in  
config.<printer> (for -P<printer> on the command line) or in  
config.pdf (for -Ppdf on the command line) or in config.outline (for - 
Poutline on the command line). It's not necessary to really include  
the code into all these files, it would work if these would include,  
say, papers.ps or config.paper, which in turn would contain that code  

The drawback is that dvips does not seem to treat the other files the  
same way as config.ps ...

The real question is: who with which printer model really needs that  
code? Any reasonable TeX output should meanwhile either have data  
about a "paper format" – or simply position the document's contents  
on the right area. So I wonder why and for what all this texconfig  
paper stuff is needed. For those users that do not give in the  
preamble any hint of the type of media they intend to use?

It should be sufficient to document that for those who still use DVI  
output and dvips as output driver (for example via simpdftex) should  
tex, dvips, and print testpage.tex. If the output is not OK, then  
they should run

	sudo texconfig-sys paper a4
	sudo texconfig-sys dvips paper a4

Afterwards they should re-tex/re-dvips or re-simpdftex and re-print  
testpage to see the success.



To most people solutions mean finding the answers. But to chemists  
are things that are still all mixed up.

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