[pdftex] a4wide and hyperref [ was: LyX to pdf conversion ]

Steffen Evers mlone at forevers.de
Tue Aug 21 12:42:34 CEST 2001

It is not the problem to put the a4paper token in the documentclass (and rip out other papersize tokens if required -- IS IT?). The problem is to make sure that we produce useable LaTeX code by doing that.

So, before we do this someone should make sure that:
1. it actually works and fixes the problem
2. the a4wide format will still stay active in hyperref
3. a4paper in documentclass is not a contradiction to a4wide

If anyone feels in the mood of taking care of this issue I would be happy to do the scripting part in tex2pdf.

Otherwise, Holger's solution is a good workaround.

Bye, Steffen

On Mon, Aug 20, 2001 at 20:46, Holger Daszler wrote:
> > On Sun, Aug 19, 2001 at 04:35:29PM +0200, Joerg Hau wrote:
> >    \documentclass[english]{article} 
> >    \usepackage{a4wide}
> > 
> > ... which means that 'hyperref' will generate a file with "Letter" page
> > size! Not a problem for those in the USA, but very well a problem for
> > Europe as you have to edit the exported TeX file manually ;-)
> > 
> > To make a long story short: The bug is apparently due to 'hyperref' ...
> > but wouldn't it be safer to have LyX insert the 'a4paper' statement in
> > '\documentclass' automatically if any "A4-related" package (such as
> > a4wide) is selected? Something like:
> > 
> >    \documentclass[english,a4paper]{article} 
> >    \usepackage{a4wide}
> Hi Joerg, 
> I had the same problem. In my opinion hyperref has a problem with
> the a4wide-package.
> My solution: use A4-paper in LyX-document-configuration with the
> geometry-package (checkbox) und borders like 2.5 cm in all directions.
> The pdf output from tex2pdf -> pdflatex will be A4 in this way.


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