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Well, may be this is not really useful, but I've thought if it was possible to put all the document in one long page.

I mean, if your document is going to be read in a computer, mix all the pages in a continuous page.

If your document has 90 pages (A4), where each one is 21cm by 29.7cm the continuous document should be (more or less) one page which is 21cm by 90 · 29.7 = 2673cm.

Is this possible?

EDIT: Some things I would like to achieve:

  • The \newpage, \chapter{}, \part{}, etc. shouldn't go to a new page, they should only add more vertical space.
  • The package pdfpages should add the pages continuously with almost no space between them.
  • The titlepage, in this case, has a different color, so it could go alone in a basic A4 page (just to make things easier).


Is this possible?

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Just please, whatever you do, don't use multicol when you do this. – Niel de Beaudrap Dec 22 '12 at 2:03
Yeah, I won't :) – Manuel Dec 22 '12 at 2:04
@Qrrbrbirlbel Well, I didn't see it, but (I think) this goes further, and needs some requirements, because that solution doesn't work with chapters, newpages, etc. – Manuel Dec 22 '12 at 2:34
I guess it's difficult since you need to set the page dimensions of the PDF before you actually know how many lines there will be. Furthermore IIRC there are some limitations in TeX concerning the maximum page dimension. – Uwe Ziegenhagen Dec 22 '12 at 7:00
up vote 12 down vote accepted

2673cm is 26.73m. The TeXBook says

danger TeX will not deal with dimensions whose absolute value is 2^{30} sp or more. In other words, the maximum legal dimension is slightly less than 16384pt. This is a distance of about 18.892 feet (5.7583 meters), so it won't cramp your style.

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So the answer is no? If it is no, you can close this question. – Manuel Dec 22 '12 at 15:18
I don't think the question need be closed, it is a valid question and if it is left open it is easier for other people to find it. You just have to accept the answer is no:-) – David Carlisle Dec 22 '12 at 16:25
And also accept your answer :) – Manuel Dec 22 '12 at 18:00

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