[pdftex] hsize inaccurate

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Tue Jun 29 10:33:27 CEST 2004

Could be a coincince, but it looks like:

letter paper width * page_fit * 147mm % old tetex
= a4 paper width * page_fit * 154mm  % new tetex
= a4 paper width * 160mm

where page_fit could be the "shrink oversized pages to paper size" value

On Tue, 29 Jun 2004 16:56:19 +0930 (CST), Geoff wrote:

> 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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Taco