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I wish to create a pdf-file out of a tex-file, so that the text is printed in two columns, and pages are to have the landspace orientation. The standard way to do this, as I see on the Net, is to say

\documentclass[landscape,twocolumn,letterpaper]{article}

However on my system (Win 7, MiKTeX 2.8) it produces a pdf-file with the "portrait" pages. What's the reason of that?

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Welcome to tex.sx! A tip: If you indent a line by 4 spaces, then it's marked as a code sample. –  Hendrik Vogt Dec 6 '10 at 18:23
    
Thanks! Indenting = blockquoting, that's a nice feature. –  Olod Dec 6 '10 at 18:27
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Add \usepackage{geometry} and it should work. The options from the article class get handed to geometry, which then sets it up nicely.

Alternatively, pass the options to it directly: \usepackage[landscape,twocolumn]{geometry}

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Worked as a charm, thank you very much indeed. –  Olod Dec 6 '10 at 19:34
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