[OS X TeX] printing surprises

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Wed Jun 13 17:03:47 EDT 2012

On Jun 13, 2012, at 3:41 PM, Michael Welsh wrote:

> On 14/06/2012, at 8:28 AM, Herbert Schulz wrote:
>> Unless you know that you have a4paper as the default paper size for all typesetting engines
> And how would one go about checking/setting that?


The MacTeX installer checks what your default paper size for printing and sets the default accordingly. After that use TeX Live Utility's Configure->Change Paper Size… command.

It is always wise to set the paper size in any document that will be used by several people. The best way to set it on a document basis is to use the geometry package.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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