{paper-size} is about dealing with (above all, changing) the paper size. A popular package is {geometry}.

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Convincing pdfbook to assume letterpaper

I have a small booklet in half-letterpaper size: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[paperheight=8.5in,paperwidth=5.5in]{geometry} \usepackage{mwe} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-13] \end{document} But ...
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Pdf in bookmark dimensions using geometry

Trying to make my own bookmarks, I began with using geometry to get the right dimensions (for some reason this is 20cm x 5.5cm). Using the first two answers to another question, I wrote the following: ...
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Why is PDF paper size A4 although KOMASCRIPT option a6paper is used?

I created a PDF with a4paper settings using KOMAscript's scrbook class many times. Everything looks good in PDF and on paper, when I print the file double sided. Trying to create an A6 layout things ...
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Put entire thesis on one A0 poster?

The question Is there any way to automatically scale and put an entire document on an A0 page? The thesis for which this is to be done is available as LaTeX code, as well as PDF output. Of course I ...
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Rebuilding TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf [duplicate]

The following steps to rebuild TikZ's pgfmanual.pdf fail on Windows 7 64 bit using MikTex and bash shell: 1) cp -iar /c/opt/miktex_2.9/doc/generic/pgf . 2) cd pgf/version-for-luatex/en 3) ...
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Paper size incorrect when using latex instead of pdflatex

Somewhat opposite to other problems I found, my document size is correct when compiling with pdflatex but is not right when compiling with latex. I'm using a custom documentclass for a conference but ...
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Help me Please. table size by latex

image 1 is very small and font size also small . how can I make like next image \documentclass[a4paper,oneside,12pt]{report} \begin{document} \usepackage{graphics}% for \resizebox ...
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\documentclass[letterpaper]{article} produces A4 [duplicate]

I'm trying to create an 8.5x11" document, but my system defaults to A4. Being in Canada where US letter is the norm, this is frustrating. I've tried adding \documentclass[letterpaper]{article} to ...
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Title Page with TikZ that fits on A4 Paper Size

Using the following TikZ code or background image, I would like to add some information to it and use as my title page such that it fits perfectly on an A4 paper size. \begin{tikzpicture} \shadedraw ...
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Change paper size in winedt

I am using sig-alternate-2013 (http://www.sheridanprinting.com/typedept/sig-alternate-2013.cls), which is supposed to print in US letter page size (8.5x11 inches), but I am now printing in A4 size ...
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How can I mark a verbatim-part that is gets on it's own page with exact the proper size?

At the moment, I do some documentation for an old database (lucky me). To help people (including myself) understand what it does, I list 5 entries of every table inside of verbatim. But some of these ...
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Oversized (A4 height, but much wider) pages in A4 document - header / footer alignment needs to be changed

I have to include a large graphic in a A4 document, the figure fits into an A4 height, but is much wider. I used \pdfpagewidth=3.1\pdfpagewidth to increase the paper size, and included the figure. I ...
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wrong A4 pdf size [duplicate]

I want to configure the A4 paper size in latex to the standard size, i.e. 8.27 x 11.69 in. Right now my generated pdf has size of 8.50 x 11.00 in How do I get the right size so that I can print it ...
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Page Layout of Songs Package problems

I'm creating a Songbook from the songs package. Currently I am having an issue with the format of the page. If the song is too long it doesn't break on the page end and goes to the second column. ...
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Changing the pdf pagesize for AMS package

I used AMS package with GSM option to write my professor's math book in LaTex. He want to customize the pdf pagesize to 16x24, it is the standard size for that style of book in my country, but I do ...
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Setting default paper size

I work in a company that produces its product manual using Latex and have developed standard ways of generating a .pdf document from a .tex file. One or two of us have installed the CTAN build 2013 ...
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Changing the paper size in a tex document [closed]

I'm trying to get a letter paper size in my tex documents but no matter what line of code I use I end with the same a4 size. I'm using texmaker and LaTeX -> dvips -> ps2pdf sequence. I've tried the ...
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Stitch differently-sized pages together

I am producing the cover of a journal in LaTeX. I have separate files for the frontcover, backcover and spine. I would like to combine these into a single seamless PDF that has the height of an A5 ...
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A5/B5 papersize book with margin notes

I am trying to make a diary that will have a book-like page structure with side notes in A5/B5 paper size. I was able to create the style I want, but it can only be applied using an article ...
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Changing the pdf page size for Springer LaTeX Template

I am using the Springer template svmono to write my professor's geometry textbook. After compiling in Texmaker, I received a pdf file with page size 21.587cm x 28cm. I want to change it into 16cm x ...
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Compile two A5 pages on one A4 page

I often make A5 size hand outs for my students. I would like the A5 page to be directly compiled to have a copy of the original A5 page on one A4 page. Up till now my solution has been to make a ...
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Page layout design in KOMA script

This is follow up of the previous question, Document class for designing a book. Majority of respondents suggested that I design the the page layout using the class I was using for writing the text, ...
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Redefinition of page size fails

Hans has coded a nice little piece of TeX that generates the back of QSL cards (cards sent from one Ham operator to another validating the previous contact made between them). Hans' code prints on ...
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ClassicThesis to B5paper [duplicate]

I'm using ClassicThesis v.4.1. for my Thesis. The thesis should be published in B5 size. How do I adapt classicthesis (A4) to B5? I have tried ...
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Default layout is not as expected

I just started to learn LaTeX after seeing some amazing examples of scientific articles produced using it; I was also told that, unlike some other other text programs, LaTeX automatically produces ...
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Use of the color package changes the height of the text block

Here is the packages in my documents: \documentclass[12pt,twoside]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsfonts} \usepackage{amssymb} \usepackage{color} \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1} ...
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wrong page size using LyX and Koma Script

First of all I am new to using Tex so please excuse any obvious things which will not be included in this question. But to the point: I am using LyX 2.0.6 (with Miktex 2.9). I am writing a thesis in ...
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Is there a bleed correction in KOMA?

I'm preparing a book (text only) using the scrbook class of the KOMA-Script that in the end should have A5 sized pages. To do that, I have to prepare a PDF that has slightly larger pages, since the ...
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Choosing the paper size [duplicate]

Miktex generated a PDF file with dimensions 8.27 x 11.69 inches. Is there any way to "fix" it to 8.5 x 11 inches, the US Letter default printing size?
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How to choose font size given the paper size

How do you choose what font size to use given the paper size in use? For example, I found somewhere that for a European standard the following is recommended: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{article} ...
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How to “force” LaTeX to respect the page width

In a document I write, I use the following for setting the page proportions: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{report} \setlength\textwidth{145mm} \setlength\textheight{247mm} ...
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How to make unlimited sheet of paper in LaTeX? [duplicate]

How can I make LaTeX to do the unlimited (just as big, as the content) sheet of paper? So everything goes right on the one page.
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explicitly setting the a4paper option has no effect using scrreprt?

I compile the following code: \documentclass[a4paper]{scrreprt} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} with pdflatex. If I leave out the a4paper option and compile again, the ...
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Change paper format for scrbook class (using package typearea)

I try to use scrbook class, and play with basic options - paper size. I know that is based on KOMA script and for these reasons I should use package typearea instead package geometry. See MNWE: ...
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Optimum parameters for 1280x727 screen?

I'm going to experiment with using my Android tablet to lecture from this coming semester: moving between LaTeX PDFs and a handwriting note app. My usable screen size is 1280 x 727 pixels (there's a ...
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How to adjust a table to fit on page [duplicate]

I have the following latex table: \begin{table}[ht] \centering \begin{tabular}{rlrrrrrrr} \hline & X & MASHvstRap & MASHvsBEEML & tRapvsBEEML & frequency & Mash\_mean & ...
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Paper size in XeLaTeX and pdfLaTex

I was working with pdfLaTeX, and I set the size of the A4 paper; but for some reasons I have to change to XeLaTeX. And I realize that it isn't the same size of the paper, because the header and foot ...
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Is it possible to create a PDF document of undefined, variable height with Latex? [duplicate]

I would like to create a PDF document with LateX, whose width is fixed but whose height is variable. What do I mean by variable? I mean that the document will have a priori one page, but that the ...
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How to set the dimensions of the document? [duplicate]

I would like to create with LaTeX a PDF document whose pages have prescribed dimensions. For instance, I would like to create a document whose pages have dimension 5cm x 5cm. Is it possible, and if ...
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using US letter within an ACM paper

\documentclass{sig-alternate} This previous line leads to a dimension 595 x 841 (according to pdf information). \pdfpagewidth=8.5in \pdfpageheight=11in Those lines enabling another dimension, 612 ...
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How to make an image for backgrounds with exact A4 dimensions?

In order to make a background image that fits the page perfectly, I have tried two things. The first is to use a document class where the dimensions of the page can be set to that of A4, which ...
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Arbitrary Paper Size in ConTeXt?

I would like to typeset a document into a single-page PDF that may be a meter long. Clearly this is not a A4, A5, A6 page size. Is it possible to specify arbitrary page sizes, like with the geometry ...
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How to use A4 instead of letterpaper?

I am working with a template which uses letterpage. Yet I need it to be A4. \documentclass[10pt,letterpaper]{article} \usepackage[letterpaper,margin=0.75in]{geometry} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Shrink margins by reducing paper size

Often we are forced to write our manuscripts with a specific style file or document class, which sometimes has ridiculously large margins. Is there an easy way to work out how to shrink the paper size ...
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\includepdf in A3 format [duplicate]

I am creating an A4 document and I need to insert a longtable in A3 into this document. I have created a document for this: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[margin=2cm,landscape,a3paper]{geometry} ...
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Access paper dimensions

How can I access the paper dimension that are in use when compiling a document? In other words, I am looking for a command that returns the width and height of the paper used (so that the returned ...
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Problems in customizing Memoir page size [closed]

I have followed the suggestions proposed in: Customizing Page Size in Memoir to customize Memoir page size, and although the page size changes, the text block doesn't fit the page. It seems that the ...
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Fit a page to table

How can I fit a page to show an entire table (all I've seen here is the opposed, fit the table size to the page size. But, as I'll not print the result, I want to do the opposite) This is a sample of ...
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Thesis paper format and bibliography issues! [closed]

I'll try to be as clear as possible. I use texshop 2.47 on my Mac with bibdesk. So far I wrote an article for ACS journal with their package. At the moment I'm working on my PhD thesis. I found this ...
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How can I get US letter output from KOMA-script's scrlttr2 class?

I use KOMA-script for most everything, including correspondence. This is painless when I am using A4 paper, but when I try to use US letter, the problems start. With the scrartcl class, ...