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

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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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Weird behaviour in Texmaker (Changing the papersize) [closed]

I'm trying to change the page size in a tex document (I want a letterpaper size). I'm using Texmaker and the sequence Latex -> Dvips -> ps2pdf and my code is \documentclass[letterpaper]{report} ...
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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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\documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} not working properly

I'm using \documentclass[10pt, a4paper]{article} in my TeX file. It all works fine, except, the lower bound of each page is cut off. So some text is either cut off, or at least the text reaches the ...
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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, ...
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Create an exceptional A3 page within an A4-based report

I created a picture within a tool that fits exactly in an A3 page. However I need to place this picture within an report that has A4 pages by default. The picture contains lots of information so I ...
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MiKTeX “default papersize” setting

Now MiKTeX has the following setting: I have it set to A4 (A4size) all the time. But I don't really understand what this setting is supposed to do. When I compile \documentclass{book} ...
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Printing on A4 - standard classes vs. KOMA-Script classes

As I'm located in Europe the standard paper size is A4. So far I was normally using either \documentclass[a4paper]{article} or even simply \documentclass{article}. Recently I spotted sections (1.1) ...
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Beamer for letter size paper

My daughter is in high school and is working on a science project. She has really enjoyed writing the paper in LaTeX. Now, she has to make a tri-fold presentation of the major points. In the past, ...
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Why should I avoid the a4 and aeguill packages?

In this answer am I being told, that I shouldn't use the a4 and the aeguill packages. Why should I do that, and what should I use instead?
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Figure on A3 page within A4 document

In my dissertation, I got some diagrams that don't fit a single (horizontal) A4 page. Hence I decided to print them on A3 pages that might be unfolded when reading. I followed the instructions in ...
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How to print DIN C4-size envelopes?

I would like to print a DIN C4-size envelope with FROMADRESS and TOADRESS (according to DIN). But I haven't found a solution implemented already in scrlttr2. Is there an easy solution?
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How do I get letter sized paper when I am using the res.cls margin option

Here is the first part of my code sorry I'm new to TeX but this is really annoying me also using the geometry package doesn't work and neither does \documentclass[margin, letterpaper]{res} ... ... % ...
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How to create \pagebreak-like command that actually "breaks'' the page?

I want to create a \pagebreak variant that reduces the page (in which the \pagebreak was made) size so that there's NO (besides bottom margin) blank space after the page break. Is that even possible ...
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Output a document containing a single vertical-infinite page [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automate Fixed Width Page, length > some minimum length, but only as long as needed Is there a way to output a document containing a SINGLE page (that contains the ...
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Pocket book size for novel (10.8 x 17.5 cm)

Since a time I only use LaTeX for my writing requirements, for maths, histories, scripts, but this time I want to send a novel to a service like bubok or lulu or whatever that prints books to have it ...
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What are LaTeX templates for A5 booklets?

I am trying to produce a A5 size booklet. You might have seen these old small A5 size math books, with large size text in every page. They are very comfortable on the eyes to read and handy to hold. ...
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How to convert a png into pdf using LaTeX?

I have a larger png image: width is 5400 pixels and height is 3850 pixels. I need to transform it into a pdf file in SPA3 size, which means 320mm x 450mm. Is there a way to do it with LaTeX? What I ...