[XeTeX] Typeblock moved?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Mon Sep 6 23:02:30 CEST 2004

On 6 Sep 2004, at 9:42 pm, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:

> Dear XeTeX-users,
> Did any of you experience the effect of a type-block that is not on 
> the place where it should be when typesetting with XeLaTeX. I compiled 
> a file in the memoir class with twoside as option. The type-block 
> seems to have drifted off. This can be clearly seen, e.g. on the title 
> page the title is centred but has moved to the left; the even page 
> numbers, though they should have a bigger left margin than the uneven, 
> have very small left margins and quite big right margins. Also, the 
> only crop-mark left completely on the page is the bottom right one, of 
> the upper right one only part of the vertical line is left, while of 
> the bottom left one only the part of the horizontal line is left, the 
> upper left one finally is completely gone. Thus it seems that the 
> whole type-block moved to the upper-left for a reason I don't 
> understand. Specifically as the file compiled well in LaTeX.

Just a guess (as I'm not familiar with 'memoir', or indeed any LaTeX 
packages), but I suspect it may well be using pdfTeX extensions to set 
up the paper size and the position of the output on the page. XeTeX 
does *not* support the pdfTeX extensions to TeX.

Perhaps someone more familiar with LaTeX and the memoir class can 
confirm whether this is the right diagnosis.

(What happens if you use TeX + dvipdf instead of pdfTeX as an engine?)


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