[pdftex] Updating pdfetex etc.

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Sun May 15 08:47:15 CEST 2005


ConTeXt defaults to A4 paper and it doesn't read pdftexconfig.tex.

Two configuration steps are required for letter paper:

1. Find cont-sys.tex. If it is not there, copy cont-sys.rme
    to cont-sys.tex (and rerun mktexlsr)
2. Uncomment the line that reads
    % \setuppapersize[letter][letter]

There is no need to regenerate formats.

Greetings, Taco

John R. Culleton wrote:
> I changed the file pdftexconfig.tex to read as follows:
> -----------------------------------
> % Set pdfTeX parameters for pdf mode (replacing pdftex.cfg file).
> % Thomas Esser, 2004. public domain.
> \pdfoutput=1
> \pdfpagewidth=8.5 true in
> \pdfpageheight=11 true in
> \pdfpkresolution=600
> \endinput
> ----------------------------------------------
> Then I ran texexec --make --all --alone
> followed by texhash.
> However a test file still defaults to a different paper size.
> What step did I miss? 

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