[OS X TeX] Re : Stupid question about the tabular environment

Alain Schremmer schremmer.alain at gmail.com
Sat Jan 17 15:40:51 EST 2009

On Jan 17, 2009, at 3:28 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2009, at 2:09 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>> Note here.
>> Whether with \makebox[\textwidth][c] or with \makebox[0pt][c] the  
>> left margin is about 6mm and the right margin is about 15mm.
>> Regards
>> --schremmer
> Howdy,
> Well... I'll bet that you are not adding the
> \usepackage{geometry}
> and your default paper is letterpaper rather than a4paper. The use  
> of the a4paper option to the document class will tell LaTeX how to  
> adjust textwidth, etc., but will not tell pdflatex that the actual  
> paper size is a4paper. The geometry package adds the proper  
> commands to pdflatex so the paper size is adjusted properly.

How much were we betting? On letterpaper it is perfect!

Respectful regards

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