[XeTeX] Typeblock moved?

Jonathan Kew jonathan_kew at sil.org
Tue Sep 7 17:32:00 CEST 2004

On 7 Sep 2004, at 4:23 pm, William F. Adams wrote:

> On Tuesday, September 7, 2004, at 09:29  AM, Robert Voogdgeert wrote:
>> At least, that's what it looked like. After checking more carefully, 
>> it seems that the typeblock (when using b5 instead of b5paper) the 
>> height of the typeblock is three centimeters and the width .5 
>> centimers more than the exact same file (still with the LaTeX 
>> commands of course and not in unicode) set with pdftex.
>> Does anyone have a clue?
> I believe that you need to make the xetex papersize match memoir's 
> ``stocksize'', which is the size of the document _plus_ the extra area 
> allocated for crop marks &c.
> If you open up a .pdf made in pdftex in Adobe Acrobat/Reader you'll 
> get the page dimensions there --- set them to match in xelatex and you 
> should be set (modulo any discrepancy between PostScript and printer's 
> points---Jonathan, what does xetex use for its pagesize? I'm guessing 
> PostScript BP?).

Yes. You should be able to say "-papersize=w,h", where w,h are the 
width and height you want, in "big" points, if it doesn't know a 
standard name for the size you want.


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