[tex-live] page size bug or problem

Zdenek Wagner zdenek.wagner at gmail.com
Sat Feb 13 14:19:20 CET 2010

2010/2/13 Martin Schröder <martin at oneiros.de>:
> 2010/2/13 Rainer J.H. Brandt <rjhb at bb-c.de>:
>> Running "pdflatex sizetestlatex.tex" produces sizetestlatex.pdf with
>> A4 size, with the following input in sizetestlatex.tex:
>> \documentclass{article}
> \usepackage{geometry}
or \usepackage[some options]{zwpagelayout} - a different approach to
setting tha page layout

Remember that \paperheight and \paperwidth may (or may not) be used by
LaTeX classes and packages for setting some dimensions. Pdf(la)tex get
the paper size form \pdfpageheight and \pdfpagewidth. If they are not
set, there is some logic how to set them. Dvips and dvipdfm takes the
dimentsions from \special{papersize=...} or from the command line
options. The above mentioned packages take care of setting the paper
dimensions according to the driver.

> Best
>    Martin

Zdeněk Wagner

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