[pdftex] pdfscreen: overlay pdf orientation

Troy Goodson Troy.D.Goodson at jpl.nasa.gov
Wed Nov 14 10:39:26 CET 2001

{I hope this is the right place for questions like this}

I'm using pdfscreen 1.5 and "This is pdfTeX, Version 
3.14159-14h-released-20010417 (Web2C"

The distribution of pdfscreen comes with a demo file "slide.tex".  It 
has an overlay named "overlay0.pdf", I changed this setting to my 
overlay file (see 

When I open "overlay0.pdf" (see also 
in Acrobat 5 (Mac OS X), I see a short, wide window (obviously 
landscape orientation).  And, after TeX-ing "slide.tex", I again see 
a short, wide window in Acrobat 5.

When I open "friburg_template.pdf" in Acrobat 5, I see a short, wide 
window.  But, after TeX-ing "myfirsttry.tex" (below), I see in 
"myfirsttry.pdf" that my background template has been rotated 90 
degrees counterclockwise and scrunched. (see also 

What's going on?

Is pdfscreen rotating and scrunching the default template?  Am I 
doing something wrong?  I'm sure I can get the results I want by 
rotating my template, but is this really what I supposed to do?


-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=  myfirsttry.tex

% available at <http://www.csun.edu/~kg46825/troy/friburg_template.pdf>

This is  Slide No. \theslide.\\
\color{blue}\large Slide overlay No. \theslideoverlay.\\

This is  Slide No. \theslide.\\
\color{blue}\large Slide overlay No. \theslideoverlay.\\


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