[tex-live] [OT] landscape class option

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Thu Jan 5 16:00:03 CET 2006

Hi Morten!

On Don, 05 Jan 2006, Morten Høgholm wrote:
> The implementation in the standard classes does not try to maximize  
> \textheight and \textwidth. On the contrary, it tries so see if the  
> predefined ``optimal'' values fit on the paper, and if it doesn't, reduces  
> them to fit the margin specifications. Here are the comments from  
> classes.dtx.

Thanks 1000 times. That was what I missed.

(Background: I had to make a wid table for display, and thought
landscape is enough)

> So yes, if you want terribly overlong lines in a one-column, landscape  
> document, then you have to either manually set \textwidth or use a package  
> that will do it for you.

Ok, I will try to remember this.

Side note/question: Was this always like this?

Best wishes


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