# [OS X TeX] view of a6paper

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Tue Oct 14 21:49:10 CEST 2008

On 14 okt 2008, at 20:40, Doris Wagner wrote:

> hi list,
>
> I have the following code:
>
> \documentclass[a6paper]{article}
> \usepackage[height=16cm,width=11cm]{geometry}
> \begin{document}
> text
> \end{document}
>
> when I open the file with preview, I see that the text only occupies
> the place needed by a6, but preview shows an a4-paper. how can I
> change this behaviour?

Regardless of that, try this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[a6paper]{geometry}
\begin{document}
text

\rule{1cm}{1cm}

\end{document}

This gives the desired result for me, at least I think it does. A6
paper is 105 by 148 mm, not 16 by 11 as you instruct geometry to use
later on. Keep in mind that many viewers will scale the page to a
maximum zoom. The square is 1 by 1 cm.

Maarten