[pdftex] hsize inaccurate

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Tue Jun 29 10:41:07 CEST 2004

> I have installed tetex-src-beta- (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. 
> 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.

i've just noticed the magic word "prints" there...

acrocr at p reader does this -- if you have "fit to page" (or equivalent)
checked in printing options, it changes the size of your output even
if it would happily fit on the paper in the printer.

this is a ***bug*** in acrocr at p which idiot adobe insist is a feature.

solution: uncheck "fit to page", or print using a more sensible
converter like ghostscript or xpdf.

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