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

William F. Adams wadams at atlis.com
Mon Sep 13 15:38:22 CEST 2004

On Monday, September 13, 2004, at 09:25  AM, Sylvan Jacques wrote:

> 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.

It doesn't do anything re: page size direct.

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

Should be, but there may be exceptions.

> 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?


To check the size of the .pdfs you're creating, load them in 
Adobe/Acrobat Reader --- it'll report the physical size in the status 

I usually use Adobe/Acrobat for printing, 'cause it has a slightly more 
capable (or comfortable?) UI than the Mac OS X standard sheet.


William Adams, publishing specialist
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