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

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Default margins for geometry package

I want to explicitly specify sizes of my document. For this purposes I use geometry package. I do the following (I found the solution here): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=2394pt, ...
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a5paper b5paper with report class in pdf by pdflatex?

Selection of paper size within report class, changes rendering. However pdf pages remains bigger. How to make pdf made with pdflatex to be a5,b5 ? Example: \documentclass[a5paper]{report} ...
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Good packages to typeset doctor prescription pad [closed]

I want to typeset a prescription pad for a doctor using LaTeX. I want to be able to style the header with relevant information and a image for the "cross", also I would like to specify the page size. ...
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Set page size in mm's

A contact has asked for a documents pages to be set to 130 x 198mm - and so my \documentclass[12pt,a5paper]{book} isn't going to cut it - how do I specify page size in mm?
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How to specify size of binding and trim/crop

If i want to print a document on a standard size paper (for example A4), and then bind it and trim it, what is the best way to tell LaTeX what the binding space and the trim size is? How do I figure ...
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\pdfpageheight does not work in XeTeX?

The XeTeX reference manual says that this engine understands \pdfpageheight and \pdfpagewidth. However, is seems to ignore the requests to change paper size in the middle of the document. Consider ...
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Margins too wide using a5paper Koma-Script option

This is my preamble: \documentclass[a5paper, DIV=classic, 12pt]{scrbook} \usepackage{xltxtra,fontspec,graphicx,xunicode,color,lettrine} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text, Ligatures={Rare}, ...
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How to handle large images?

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 ...
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Compiling a BIG matrix

I have a large matrix (say, 100x100) in LaTeX code and I want to view it in a human-readable form. Obviously compiling the TeX code (of the matrix and nothing else) is the best way (much better than ...
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Using 'Letter' paper with pdflatex

Apparently, the LaTeX distribution and its associated classes and drivers, as well as files in one's Linux distribution can all affect the page size that is ultimately used for the output of dvipdf, ...
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Changing standard output presentation page size into A4 size?

I am working on some project and presentations in LaTeX using the beamer package. I am just a beginner in this so I really need your help. My problem is that the default presentation page size is ...
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Customizing Page Size in Memoir

How do I customize the size of the output pages in the memoir class? For example, how could I change the page size to 6x9 (while preserving the margin proportions and headers/footers I use) in the ...
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Landscape, A3/A4 paper with XeTeX

With pdflatex, it seems easy to get a landscape document, on A3 paper. One only needs to add [landscape,a3paper] or [landscape,a4paper] to the document class options. With xelatex, however, these ...
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Rules of thumb for size of binding correction (BCOR)

I was searching for this for a while now and I keep getting referred to an article about binding correction (probably in german) that seems to be offline. Another tip was to measure the horizontal ...
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LaTeX without pages [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Automatically increase PDF page height Is it possible to have LaTeX use a single infinite page? I don't know if the PDF file format even supports this, but I see ...
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How create a paper of x,y dimensions size?

How can I create a paper of A1 size on latex? Or a x,y (in centimeters) dimensions paper? In \documentclass looks like there isn't this option. I need use the \documentclass{standalone} package too ...
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Standalone package creates a page with a fixed width

Recently I found the standalone package. I am using it to create figures and such in external files. But everytime content is created the width of the page seems to be fixed, it does not shrink to the ...
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What paper dimensions to use for printing with the octavo class?

I am working on a fiction novel. I want to print this in a comfortable size for carrying and reading. I will have the pages printed, cut to size, glued together, with heavy paper added to the outside ...
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Sciposter setting A0 page dimensions

I’m doing my first A0 poster with LaTeX; after some experiences with web examples I´m using a sciposter template (with multicols and sections) which I find very simple; but when I run it I get a PDF ...
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combining paperTeX and newspaper with a5paper [closed]

If you mix paperTeX and newspaper with a5paper layout paperTeX scales bad and newspaper uses absolute cordinates so half of the paper is not shown. Is there a solution for this problem?
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LaTeX - how do I force PDF page height/width?

I am attempting to finish my LaTeX project, and I can't seem to get the PDF to compile to the right size no matter what I do. In my .cls file I have this set: \paperheight 11in \paperwidth 8.5in ...
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geometry package - paperwidth and paperheight aren't accurate

recognize this simple example: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=612.0pt, paperheight=792.0pt]{geometry} \begin{document} Hello World \end{document} I compiled it with pdflatex. ...
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Selecting A8 Paper

As I frequently use \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} I though a simple change could select the A8 paper: \documentclass[a8paper,12pt]{article} But I get a warning saying the a8paper option ...
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Print LaTeX in 8.5x11 inch format

Linux defaults to A4 paper size rather than letter. The only answer I found online was to run pdflatex with the -t flag. $ pdflatex -t letter myfile.tex but I get the error: warning: Could not ...
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What do hscale and vscale in the geometry package mean?

What are hscale and vscale? How can I use them? If I use geometry package like the code below, what will happen to the total body? \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{hscale = 0.6, vscale = 0.5} I ...
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Printing A6 on A4 paper

Yesterday I encountered a problem with printing an A6 pdf document (which I created using LaTeX). The Printing shop did not have A6 sheets, so they took the print out on an A4, which turned out ...
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Changing the paper size of a document without changing anything else

I found a nice piece of software (pdf2swf) that converts pdf files to browse-able flash files, but prevents them from being downloaded. I have a "book" document that I wrote in LaTeX and I want to ...
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What kind of “magic” does preview package do to produce a tight paper size?

Actually the following method, that looks like reinventing the wheel, has been discarded once I have known the existence of preview package. % WithoutPreview.tex \documentclass{article} ...
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How should I express my length calculation to minimize rounding errors?

I have an input file as follows. % Test.tex \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pstricks} \psset { linewidth=0.01 } \newcommand\All{0.1} \newcommand\Left{-\All} \newcommand\Right{\All} ...
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Fitting page size to a tikz figure

Sometimes I'm using tikz as a plotting tool, without embedding the figure in a document. In this case, I normally, want to include the resulting PDF in a different TeX file (yes I know I could include ...
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Change size of one page to A3 in a document with papersize of A4 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change paper size in mid-document I've a document where I need to add a map as a figure. Unfortunately the map is best viewed in A3 size. Therefore I wonder if this is ...
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How to remove 1 inch paddings without using \hoffset and \voffset?

I usually do the following to remove 1 inch padding. \documentclass{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \paperwidth=72.27pt \paperheight=72.27pt \voffset=-72.27pt \hoffset=-72.27pt \parindent=0sp ...
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How to express 72.27pt in terms of \oddsidemargin, \textwidth, … that are subtracted from \paperwidth?

By default, LaTeX appends one inch (72.27pt) to the left (and top) of document. Here I want to prove it as follows. But I missed some other page layout macros to subtract from \paperwidth. % the ...
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What unit should we use when working with (La)TeX and PSTricks to minimize conversion error?

I want to minimize conversion error when working with PSTricks and (La)TeX. The conversion error really affects the accuracy of bounding box, the thickness of LaTeX's \fbox and the thickness of ...
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How can I create PDF & EPS exactly as big as my PSTricks picture but without using pdfcrop?

This question is made to accompany the existing question: How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?. Constraints: It is not allowed to use pdfcrop by any means whatsoever. ...
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a5paper setting not taking effect

I would like to set the page size to the European A5. I wrote the following: \documentclass[a5paper]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \begin{document} ... And process it with: xelatex main.tex The ...
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Why does my EPS header have % Produced by xpdf/pdftops 3.02pl4?

I have a simple input file contains PSTricks code as follows. % sample.tex \documentclass[cmyk]{minimal} \usepackage{pstricks} \usepackage[paperwidth=144bp,paperheight=108bp,margin=0bp]{geometry} ...
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What is the smallest paper dimension that can be used in (La)TeX?

I want to know what is the smallest paper dimension (in big point) that can be used in (La)TeX?
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dvips produces improperly-trimmed output for non-standard papersize

Note: Rather than creating a new question that has almost the same code base, I rewrote my previous question. Because this issue is not specific to PSTricks, I changed the code so everybody can play ...
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How to define a custom PDF page size without margins and header/footer? KOMAscript

I want to create a PDF file with pdflatex which has a custom page size: \pdfpagewidth=680.6pt \pdfpageheight=441.0pt and which will be used completely for typesetting (no margins, no header or ...
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Are settings that best suit contents for a smaller paper size guaranteed not to produce underfull/overfull warnings for a larger paper size?

Scenario I want to adopt the philosophy "typeset once, produce any size". It means that from the beginning I specify the minimum paper size (e.g., A6) and configure the contents to best suit the ...
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pocket-sized address book

Do you know of any latex example or a package that I could use to print a pocket sized paper? All records will have a format like this: | name | phone | e-mail | It would contain only 15 records ...
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How to make the size of PDF output wider?

Is there a way to make the PDF width and height larger?
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Automatically increase PDF page height

I'd like to emulate HTML's infinite page height using LaTeX/XeTeX, i.e. have the PDF pages grow higher until a manual \newpage is issued. This could be emulated by setting a very large page height ...
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CMYK poster example: fitting pdf page size to (bitmap) image size?

(This could be a question going a bit out from pure LaTeX zone - if so, feel free to migrate) Let's assume I'd want to make an poster, for now A4 in size. Let's say I've made this poster in inkscape, ...
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Error: Leading too small: minimum 12pt, saw values as small as 11.9pt

I'm submitting my assignment and get error from the automated format checker. First of all, I use: \documentclass[letterpaper,twocolumn,10pt]{article} Error: Leading too small: minimum 12pt, saw ...
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How to specify a very long page?

I want a long page length, and even though the PDF output shows the long page, I can only get text placed on a portion of it. I used code from this question about repeating a long block of text until ...
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Multiple copies of short page on one sheet of paper

Suppose you have a short document (including a fancy header) which occupies only a small part of a DIN A4 page, like in this example: \documentclass[a4paper, 12pt]{article} ...
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Can I make the page as big as my picture?

This is the reciprocal to How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?. My understanding of all the answers there is that they extract a picture from a TeX document and strip ...
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pdflatex: fit-page-to-contents or scale-contents-to-fit-page

I have a problem which can be solved one of two ways: Typeset a given chunk of TeX in an "infinitely wide" space, then scale the result so that its width is the width of the page. Typeset a given ...