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

joerg.hau at dplanet.ch joerg.hau at dplanet.ch
Tue Aug 21 12:59:51 CEST 2001

Dear All,

>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.

Well, if somebody wants to measure the precise dimensions: At http://www.mysunrise.ch/users/joerg.hau/sci/msgraph/msgman20.pdf I have a (300+ kB) document created using LyX (a4wide package), then exported as LaTeX document, and the ONLY thing I have changed in this doc before passing it through tex2pdf was that I included the 'a4paper' option by hand. 

As far as I can tell:

ad (1) - this REALLY fixes the problem, 
ad (2, 3) the dvi output exactly matches the pdf output, so this is OK.

... comments?

Have fun,

-- Joerg

>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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