[OS X TeX] Re: Problem with psnup

Peter Dyballa Peter_Dyballa at Web.DE
Thu Jun 12 17:56:31 EDT 2008

Am 12.06.2008 um 21:48 schrieb Joachim Kock:

>     \setlength{\textwidth}{160mm}
>     \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{0mm}
>     \setlength{\evensidemargin}{0mm}
>     \setlength{\marginparwidth}{0mm}

IMO you shouldn't do that! It's better to use the geometry package:  
it can record dimensions in the output produced by TeX.

Your PS file has a "%%BoundingBox: 0 0 595 842" and a "%% 
DocumentPaperSizes: a4" while mine has only "%%BoundingBox: 0 0 612  
792" – which is letter format! Your DVI file seems to have been in  
ISO A4 format: "TeXDict begin 39139632 55387786 1000 600 600 (top.dvi)".

Comparing the two PS files I see the "texts" and the page numbers  
start at exactly the same positions. This did not change after I had  
corrected my private dvips configuration to use ISO A4 paper.

My psnup-a4 package was installed with Fink. I cannot see any frame  
that the -d switch of psnup produces, neither in my nor in your PS  
file. I see only a thick vertical line that divides the landscape ISO  
A4 paper into two equal parts. The geometry has a showframe option ...



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