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I want to create a poster 11'' x 17'' in size. This code





yields a page 8.5'' x 11''. What am I doing wrong?

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Note that you are using landscape. There is a portrait also. – Sigur Jun 21 '14 at 15:24
Yes, but [ideally] I want the landscape orientation. – crmdgn Jun 21 '14 at 15:24
Use \usepackage[paperheight=11in,paperwidth=17in,margin=1cm]{geometry}. – Sigur Jun 21 '14 at 15:25
That worked. Thanks. If you submit it as an answer I'll accept it. – crmdgn Jun 21 '14 at 15:27
up vote 4 down vote accepted

To change the paper dimensions use


Also, you can pass landscape or portrait options to geometry instead of to the class.

To change text dimensions use textheight and textwidth within geometry.

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