[pdftex] page size with pdfjadetex
cottrell at wfu.edu
Mon Sep 17 18:02:28 CEST 2001
On Mon, 17 Sep 2001, Sebastian Rahtz wrote:
> Allin Cottrell writes:
> > translates this into 612\p@ x 792\p@, where the standard definition of
> > \p@ is 1pt. If there are 72 pt per inch, the jade size is right, but
> > in TeX there are 72.27 pt per inch (the measure equal to 1/72in is the
> > "bp"). 612x792 pt is not 8.5x11 in. And this size is hard-wired into
> > the .tex file produced by jade, so no messing with paperwidth and the
> > like in jadetex.cfg will change it. However, you can define \p@ to
> > equal 1bp rather than 1pt in jadetex.cfg, which is what I've now done.
> > \newdimen\p@ \p@=1bp
> wow. how come no-one ever spotted this before in jadetex? I should add
> it to jadetex, shouldnt I? all \p@ should be bp units?
That seems right to me. For instance, besides the paper size the
margins in the jade-produced tex file are in \p@, and will be "right"
only if this translates to bp (a one-inch margin in DSSSL translates
to a 72\p@ margin in the tex file).
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