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I am using tikz to generate an image which is wider than the the available space for the document. The figure will be later added to another document. When I watch the figure in my document reader (evince) it is cut. I tried to use

\special{papersize=200mm,400mm}

without any apparent affect. How can view the entire image then?

Thanks

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see: tex.stackexchange.com/a/7476/7049 –  zeroth Jan 10 '12 at 20:31
    
is scaling an option? you can add the option scale=0.5 or some other factor to the picture. –  Tom Bombadil Jan 10 '12 at 20:42
    
Have you thought of adding a scale=number key-value combination to the tikzpicture? –  Marc van Dongen Jan 10 '12 at 21:51

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The safest method, in my opinion, is to issue

\usepackage[pass,papersize={200mm,400mm}]{geometry}

With the pass option the package won't change the default margins and overall setup chosen by the class, but will send the appropriate commands for the engine or driver used (pdftex for pdfLaTeX, dvips for LaTeX, xdvipdfmx for XeLaTeX) which are automatically detected. If another driver is used, it can be passed as

driver=dvipdfm
driver=vtex

(for those two particular printing driver and engine).

You can also use geometry for setting everything else about pagination (see the manual).

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