[OS X TeX] Paper size in pdflatex

Joe Miro joe.miro at uib.es
Tue May 31 14:28:48 CEST 2005

I am writing a book and I want to generate a PDF document with a paper 

size of 170 mm x 240 mm. If I put the commands

  \setlength{\pdfpageheight}{240 mm}

  \setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{170 mm}

in the document it gets ignored by GW's pdflatex (the paper size comes 

out US letter). Using Google I have found a web page with instructions 

on how to modify two files ($TEXBASE/texmf/pdftex/config/pdftex.cfg and 

$TEXBASE/texmf/tex/latex/misc/Vmargin.sty) to achieve the paper size 

change. I haven't tried it, and I would rather prefer not to, given 

that I only want to change the paper size of this document. Is there an 

option or some easy way to set the paper size for only one document?




Joe Miró Julià                           Dept. de Matemàtiques i 


e-mail: joe.miro at uib.es                  Campus UIB

URL: http://bioinfo.uib.es/~joemiro      07122 Palma de Mallorca


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