[texhax] Page dimensions differ when LaTeX run on different host
daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed Jan 16 17:50:28 CET 2008
Niall Mansfield :
> I'm working on a book in LaTeX (thank goodness :-).
> When I LaTeX the file here, the output is 470 pages long.
> When someone at a different site does it, the output is 530 pages.
> The 'layout' package shows the following dimensions (all in pt) differ:
> Mine His
> ---- ---
> \oddsidemargin -21 -11
> \textheight 538 462
> \topmargin -39 -23
> \textwidth 402 352
> The page dimensions are set with:
> How do you go about tracking down the cause of the differences? The
> only thing I can think of is to get a copy of all the .sty files used
> (perhaps using the 'snapshot' package) and switching them in one by
> one, but I dread the prospect. Is there a better way?
as a start try adding \listfiles before the \documentclass, then version
numbers of all packages used will be written to the log file an to the
console, then compare the two.
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