# [OS X TeX] pslatex body text width vs. footnote text width

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Mon Feb 28 19:52:55 CET 2011

On Feb 28, 2011, at 12:42 PM, Eric Bakovic wrote:

> Hi all,
>
> I'm formatting a book that requires very specific margin settings and Times font, so I'm using geometry (for the margins) and pslatex (for the font). The following minimal working example demonstrates the problem: the footnote text is ever so slightly wider than the body text. Does anyone have any suggestions (including plain old hacks) for reducing the width of the footnote text to match that of the body? I've done my best to scour the web for ideas but nothing has emerged.
>
>
> -- Eric Bakovic
>
>
> \documentclass[10pt,b5paper]{book}
>
> \usepackage{pslatex}
> \usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}
>
> \usepackage[vcentering,dvips]{geometry}
> \geometry{papersize={156mm,234mm},total={114mm,196mm}}
>
> \begin{document}
>
> \vspace*{\fill}
> This line demonstrates the length of a line of text in this document. That's all it does, really. Truly. Now check out the width of a footnote line.\footnote{It's ever so slighly longer than the line of text above. Do you see it? If not, look more closely. Or even more closely.}
>
> \end{document}

Howdy,

Hmmmm... I typeset the file using latex->dvips->ps2pdf (you rally shouldn't choose the dvips option in geometry since it will assume this in DVI mode by default), enlarged the pdf preview 500% and scrolled right and left lining up the left and right edge of the the characters at either end of the line and still couldn't see a problem. There might be an optical problem because individual letters actually stick outside their defined box.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)