# [pdftex] hsize inaccurate

Akira Kakuto kakuto at fsci.fuk.kindai.ac.jp
Tue Jun 29 09:49:49 CEST 2004

> 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.
...
> > > \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

I think I have obtained exactly the same result
for tex + dvips and pdftex.
I suspect you are printing pdf with some shrinking factor.

Best regards
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Akira Kakuto