[OS X TeX] Paper size in pdflatex

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue May 31 14:49:23 CEST 2005

On May 31, 2005, at 7:28 AM, Joe Miro wrote:

> 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?
> Thanks.
> Joe


I believe that tells pdftex what to do but you still have to do is  
tell LaTeX what to do with


which might do the job; I'm not sure. Actually, I'd look into the  
geometry package which allows for logical page setup and takes care  
of telling pdftex special things.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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