[OS X TeX] Borderless (or almost borderless) printing

Herbert Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Tue Oct 27 18:36:41 CET 2009

On Oct 27, 2009, at 12:07 PM, <ewan.Delanoy at math.unicaen.fr> wrote:

>          Hello all,
>  in my (admittedly limited) experience with
> (WYSIWYG or not) text processors, it is usually impossible
> to have control over the whole of the printed page : whenever
> you try to put something too near the edge, texts and images
> get unpredictably displaced.
>  I did not find LaTeX ( or even LaTeX with TikZ)
> different in that respect :
> currently I need to produce tenths of copies of rather small
> (simple geometric) images, so the best and
> most economic way of doing it is to "pave" the A4 sheet I'm printing
> on, with one image in each rectangle.
>  AFAIK, even drawing the "pavement lines" (indicating how the sheet
> will have to be cut) is undoable in LaTeX or TikZ. The lines will  
> never
> reach the
> edges of the sheet no matter what ingenious commands one puts in the
> source file.
> So my question is : if "doing what you want" on the full sheet is
> impossible,
> what is the next best solution ? What is the largest subrectangle of  
> the
> sheet where LaTeX (or TikZ) commands have a normal, "non-edgy"  
> behaviour ?
>                 Any help appreciated,
>                                                            Ewan


Are you sure this isn't a printer problem rather than TeX? Many  
printers can't print to the edge of the paper or at least the must be  
forced to via printer options.

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest dot com)

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