[Mac OS X TeX] \magnification error problem

Gerben Wierda sherlock at rna.nl
Mon Oct 15 14:24:21 CEST 2001

<x-flowed>I though we had taken this off list.

For the curious, the reason my pdftex gave different results from normal 
tex was in the pdftex.cfg file. The next dmg will have an updated cfg 

Normally, people will not encounter any problems, as

>>> \nopagenumbers
>>> \hoffset -2cm
>>> \voffset -2cm
>>> \vsize = 5cm
>>> \hsize = 8cm
>>>  \magnification=4000
>>> $$\sum_{N=1}^\infty {1 \over N^2 +1 } $$
>>>  \bye

is a bit weird (see the \magnification definition in page 364 of the TeX 
book) as \maginification resets hsize and vsize and in the case above 
will scale hoffset and voffset (as Thomas pointed out to me).

So, I suspect that some weird pdf is the result, where you have 
boundaries and locations disagreeing all over the place.

$$\sum_{N=1}^\infty {1 \over N^2 +1 } $$

works fine here.


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