[OS X TeX] letter size paper in tetex and TeXshop

ADITYA D TRIVEDI atrivedi2 at student.gsu.edu
Mon Sep 13 16:38:22 CEST 2004

>I can't tell by looking if tetex and/or Texshop
>is using letter or a4 size paper.
>I want letter size since I am in the US. I recall when >installing tetex
>that I was asked if I wanted letter size--I said yes.

>I don't know about TeXshop.

>Does this mean that all programs in tetex are set for >letter size?

>I was reading the tetex FAQ and it says to use >texconfig to
>change paper size. Is this necessary? Or was it done >automatically
>when tetex was installed, and I answered yes to letter >size?

>Van Jacques   vanjac12 at yahoo.com

I am not sure if all programs, but atleast LaTeX is (probably TeX as well). One way to check is to open the resulting pdf in Adobe Reader 6. At the bottom left of the document, it mentions the size of the page. If it say 8.5 x 11in, you are all set.


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