[pdftex] pdflatex: paper size

Darrell Long darrell at cs.ucsc.edu
Sat Jul 26 02:36:47 CEST 2008


I installed TeXlive (replaced teTeX) and am having problems with  
pdflatex. I cannot figure out how to set the paper size. I found  
something on the web about editting pdftexconfig.tex (which I did) but  
it had no effect ('ll attach it below).

I am running on a Mac (TeXlive) under OS/X 1.5.4. dvips and dvipdf are  
working fine, so the texconfig command did what it should there. I  
installed the software using MacPorts.

pdfTeX 3.141592-1.40.3-2.2 (Web2C 7.5.6)

Thanks, DL

% Set pdfTeX parameters for pdf mode (replacing pdftex.cfg file).
% Thomas Esser, 2004. public domain.
\pdfpagewidth=8.5 true in
\pdfpageheight=11.0 true in
\pdfhorigin=1 true in
\pdfvorigin=1 true in

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