[XeTeX] problem xelatex+tikz

François Patte francois.patte at mi.parisdescartes.fr
Thu Sep 11 23:39:39 CEST 2014

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Le 11/09/2014 22:33, Zdenek Wagner a écrit :
> Why do you change \hoffset and \voffset in LaTeX? It is the plain
> TeX way, not a LaTeX way of setting page layout. LaTeX does not
> advise you to change these registers and there may be other
> packages relying on their zero values. If you use LaTeX but do not
> follow LaTeX guidelines, you can expect problems.

I have done this some years ago because I did not find any other
information about the "origin" of the calculation for the page layout:
if you use the latex companion (2nd edition) on page 200 you can read:

"The circle is at 1 inch from the top and left of the page. Dashed lines
represent (\hoffset + 1 inch) and (\voffset + 1 inch) from the top"

And everywhere else (for instance p 194) dimensions 1 and 2 are
described as : one inch + \hoffset, one inch + \voffset

These \hoffset and \voffset are not reported (in latex companion) as
specifically TeX commands!

I wanted to get rid of these "one inch" to provide the publisher a
"camera ready" file and the way I did was an easy way to give a
centered text with the text width and height given by the publisher...

When I have done this, it was the first edition of the latex companion
and in the second edition, the offset commands are still there!

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