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