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

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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 ...
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Print from TeX to labels that have odd-sized pages

Is it possible to generate PDF files in TeX that can be printed to odd-format printers, e.g. the DYMO LabelWriter 450? This label maker prints to a roll of labels with page/label sizes such as, e.g. ...
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Page size too small when using beamer class

When I use the beamer class, the resulted pdf document has very small pages: What can I do in order to create A4 sized slides? The beginning of the latex document is: ...
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Changing the paper size

I have been using the currvita.tex template located here with TeXShop. Unfortunately, the output is not 8.5" by 11". Is there some way I can change either TeXShop settings or the TeX document to ...
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Is there a package to divide pages of A4 to 2 pages of A5 each?

When I read a pdf book in my iPod touch using iBook software in landscape mode, I must zoom in each page manually. It means if I proceed to each page, I must zoom in until the left-right margins get ...
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LaTeX Warning About Height, \hbox, and \vbox, and ht

I am compiling a LaTeX document on Ubuntu and I am getting those warnings, errors, or whatever. Any idea about them? Package hyperref Warning: Height of page (\paperheight) is invalid (0.0pt), ...
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Change paper size in mid-document

My document should be letterpaper and my attachments should be a4paper. I had high hopes for the \newgeometry command from the geometry package, but the documentation says \newgeometry is almost ...
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Should I always specify -sPAPERSIZE=a4 when invoking ps2pdf for paper size other than A4?

When I compile a document with paper size other than A4 as follows: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[A6paper]{geometry} \begin{document} something \end{document} using latex-dvips-ps2pdf ...
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Why does setting the paper size with KOMA-Script require TikZ?

Maybe I am just too tired, but I simply can't explain what is going on. The file \documentclass[a5paper]{scrbook} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum \end{document} produces A4 sized ...
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Using US Letter Paper with newlfm

I am using the newlfm package, and want my output to use a US Letter 8.5x11 page size. Unfortunately, I'm getting A4! I have the following documentclass declaration. The addition of "letterpaper" ...
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Page placement using blowup package

I am trying to rescale a book which has the dimensions 152x229 mm set with the geometry package into 165x242mm using the blowup package. After some messing around I have managed to get it to rescale ...
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xelatex and pgfpages compatibility

I've just switched from pdflatex to xelatex for my lectures to take advantage of the unicode-math package so that I can change the colours of all my mathematics. When compiling the "handout" version ...
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Resize paper to mbox

Is it possible to define a function where the page is resized to exactly the dimension of an mbox? For example, I want to do something like the following: \documentclass{report} \thispagestyle{empty} ...
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Print two-sided B5 book on A4 “corners”

I have a B5 thesis to print and the printing houses proposed me to print and bind it on A4 paper and then make two cuts. I've used the crop package but the problem is for twoside document, you can ...
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hyperref: Height of page (\paperheight) is invalid (0.0pt) [closed]

I am getting the following annoying warning from hyperref: hyperref.sty: [hyperref] Height of page (\paperheight) is invalid (0.0pt), usi\ ng 11in. (page 1) I am using a thesis class (thesis.cls) ...
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How can I create a pdf document exactly as big as my tikz picture?

I often create pictures in tikz that I want to either send to someone, or include in an email. The problem with that is that there is a big white space around and and especially below my pictures. To ...
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What's the absolute largest paper size permissible with pdflatex?

I've had occasion to typeset extraordinarily large matrices, which I didn't seriously expect anyone to expect in detail (without a computer) or print, but I needed it to be obvious that they were ...
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LaTeX beamer presentation-package 16:9 aspect ratio?

I'm programming a presentation in LaTeX using the beamer class. However, it defaults to 4:3 aspect ratio slides, while everything I use is 16:9. Is there an easy way to change this using a command or ...