[pdftex] page size with pdfjadetex

Allin Cottrell 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).

Allin Cottrell.

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