[tex-live] PDF output size incoherent with XeLaTeX ?

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Mon Aug 4 16:30:57 CEST 2014

AFAIR texcondig does not apply to the pdf creation it self. It is a setting for the aux functions found in the LaTeX dist

You will have to make sure the actual sizes are written to the PDF it self.

For example in standard LaTeX the geometry package does this automatically, which is why the geometry package is usually recommended over setting the margin layout by hand.

Basically you have to have to make sure \pdfpagewidth and \pdfpageheight have the proper sizes at begin document

/Lars Madsen
Institut for Matematik / Department of Mathematics
Aarhus Universitet / Aarhus University
Mere info: http://au.dk/daleif@imf / More information: http://au.dk/en/daleif@imf

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This is on Gentoo Linux, texlive-core-2013-r1.

I create my documents using my own page parameters (textheight,
textwidth, margins, etc.) so that I can use nearly all the printable
space of an A4 sheet.

When I typeset them, evince (pdf viewer) tells me that the document is
in US Letter. However, in texconfig, I have selected A4 as my paper

When I print a document, the bottom is cut (I guess this is because US
Letter is shorter than A4).

How can I solve this problem, since I used texconfig to set the paper
size to A4? Do I need to put a special command in the TeX file, or on
the command line when invoking xelatex?

Thanks for any hint, I have been trying to solve this for a while now.

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