viewing long pages, evince seems to choke on simple test file

Julius Dittmar Julius.Muller at
Mon Sep 9 16:40:47 CEST 2019

Hi Mike,

Am 09.09.19 um 16:07 schrieb Mike Marchywka:
> I guess there is some upper limit to page size though. I did not investigate
> right now but thought someone may now offhand why this is needed.
> 400in does not seem excessive in terms of normal ranges although certainly
> it is an uncommon sheet size.
> Thanks.

I guess that is due to how dimensions are represented in TeX:
essentially as integer numbers. There's a range to every kind of integer
numbers (in fact, to every kind of numbers) in computers, and that's the
case also here. The unit has been chosen in a way that every normal
paper size (even poster size) can be represented, but not more than that.

Hope that helps,

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