[pdftex] Re: shrinked widths in PDFs

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Oct 17 03:12:31 CEST 2003

>>>>> "Gerome" == Gerome Fournier <jefke at free.fr> writes:

    > If I process this file using LaTeX -> dvips and print the
    > postscript result, I get a framebox that is exactelly 14cm
    > wide. Then if I convert it to pdf using ps2pdf, the box's width
    > is around 13 cm.

    > Using pdflatex, the output is also shrinked to 13 cm. Do you
    > know by chance why widths are shrinked in PDFs, and if there's a
    > way to avoid this?

Do you use acroread to print PDF files?  There is an option
"Fit to Page" or similar which probably fits A4 pages on letter paper.

You could try the program pdftops which is part of the xpdf
distribution.  I always use it and have made very good experience.

If you want/must use acroread, then you can do the conversion on the
command line.  Run acroread -help to get more information.


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