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

\documentclass[landscape]{article}
\usepackage[height=11in,width=17in,margin=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-3]

\end{document}

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 at 15:24
    
Yes, but [ideally] I want the landscape orientation. –  crmdgn Jun 21 at 15:24
    
Use \usepackage[paperheight=11in,paperwidth=17in,margin=1cm]{geometry}. –  Sigur Jun 21 at 15:25
    
That worked. Thanks. If you submit it as an answer I'll accept it. –  crmdgn Jun 21 at 15:27

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To change the paper dimensions use

\usepackage[paperheight=11in,paperwidth=17in,margin=1cm]{geometry}

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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