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

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Mon Feb 28 19:54:31 CET 2011

Hi Eric,

If you load geometry with the [showframe] option, the footnote text definitely doesn't extend over it.  So I'm not quite sure I see the problem.  Even at 600 magnification,

Secondly, why are you using pslatex instead of e.g. XeLaTeX for this document? With pslatex you get the Nimbus clone of Times; if you use xelatex you get real Times (and otherwise no difference between the two files.)

Third, if you need to do lots of formatting of the book, I would strongly recommend using the memoir class instead of book class.

% !TEX TS-program = XeLaTeX

\documentclass[10pt,b5paper]{book}
\usepackage{fontspec}
\setmainfont[Mapping=text-tex]{Times}
%\usepackage{pslatex}
%\usepackage[OT1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[vcentering,dvips,showframe]{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}

Alan

On Feb 28, 2011, at 1:42 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}
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