# [pdftex] hsize inaccurate

Geoff Russell geoff at austrics.com.au
Tue Jun 29 09:26:19 CEST 2004

Thank you Akira,

I have installed tetex-src-beta-2.96.4.20040627 (and the
corresponding tetex-texmf). The result is better, but still not correct.
pdfetex gives a 154mm paragraph, but tex with dvips are still perfect
at 160mm. Turning the document into a latex document and running
pdflatex gives the same result.

Cheers,
Geoff.

P.S. I've never had this sort of trouble with latex/dvips but I'd prefer
to switch to pdftex to enable the use of png/pdf images instead of
eps (which tends to be a bit bulkier).

> > % 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.
> > %
> > % 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
> > \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
>
> pdfeTeX (Web2C 7.5.3) 3.141592-1.20a-rc4-2.1
> kpathsea version 3.5.3
>
> in tetex-src-beta-2.96.4.20040627.
>
> Best regards
> --
> Akira Kakuto

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