[texhax] can't control page size - why? (the real problem)

Tom Schneider toms at ncifcrf.gov
Wed Apr 26 00:41:52 CEST 2006


>     Switching to dvips did change the BoundingBox, but I still have no
>     control over it!
> What options are you giving to dvips?

I wasn't using any.

> Maybe try:
>   dvips -T16cm,16cm -tunknown yourfile.dvi -o

with -tunknown dvips crashed!  But when I remove that ...

BINGO!!  I got the specified page size!


> By sheer coincidence (?), another fellow posted to Debian and thence to
> tex-k with the problem that dvips was "rounding" paper sizes to the
> closest "standard" size.  Perhaps that is happening here.  Just a wild
> guess ...

Sounds about right ...

I would think that there would be a strong control in latex that would
allow one to completely specify this.  But at least the above is


  Dr. Thomas D. Schneider
  National Institutes of Health
  National Cancer Institute
  Center for Cancer Research Nanobiology Program
  Molecular Information Theory Group
  Frederick, Maryland  21702-1201
  toms at ncifcrf.gov
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