# [pdftex] hsize inaccurate

Geoff Russell geoff at austrics.com.au
Tue Jun 29 03:41:21 CEST 2004

% Hi,
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% I have some sort of problem with my pdftex setup.
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% The following file prints perfectly (i.e., the paragraph is 160mm wide)
% with tex and dvips. But with pdftex the paragraph is 146mm wide and
% the font is smaller.
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% System is RedHat 9.0, and the same thing happens with Mandrake 9.1
% pdftex is: pdfTeX (Web2C 7.3.3.1) 3.14159-0.14h-released-20010417
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% Cheers,
% Geoff Russell
%
%------------------- sample

\hsize=160mm
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
This is a paragraph of text that is 160mm wide.
\end

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