# [OS X TeX] view of a6paper

Maarten Sneep maarten.sneep at xs4all.nl
Thu Oct 23 20:41:37 CEST 2008

On 23 okt 2008, at 20:03, Doris Wagner wrote:

> and I tried also this:
>
> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage[paperheight=10.5cm,paperwidth=14.5cm]{geometry}
> \begin{document}
> text
> \rule{1cm}{1cm}
> \end{document}
>
> in all af these 3 cases preview (together with texshop) opens a
> white page (seems to be a4). the page number is located at the
> bottom of a region corresponding to an a6paper, but within an a4-
> paper, that is: the page number is located in the upper third of the
> displayed white region which I assume to be the paper form that
> preview uses.
>
> so, what can I do?

View in another viewer (Preview). In the Tools menu you'll find the
Inspector. This will list the page size as recorded in the pdf file.
Do not trust the previewer in TeXShop and what it "seems" to display
as the size.

Are you using pdflatex of latex + GhostScript? If the latter, add the
option dvips to the geometry package.

Maarten