61

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}
\usepackage{mdwlist}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{textcomp}
\usepackage{tgpagella}
\pagestyle{empty}
\setlength{\tabcolsep}{0em}

How do I change it?

4
  • 10
    a4paper is the option.
    – Sigur
    Apr 22, 2013 at 13:26
  • 8
    Is \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} what you're after?
    – Count Zero
    Apr 22, 2013 at 13:26
  • 2
    @CountZero Indeed it was. Silly me was trying only with A4.
    – k0pernikus
    Apr 22, 2013 at 13:28
  • 2
    @CountZero Do you mind adding it as an answer?
    – k0pernikus
    Apr 22, 2013 at 13:29

2 Answers 2

83

The article class has an option for A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) paper:

\documentclass[a4paper]{article}

other possible options for page size are:

  • a5paper - A5: 148 mm x 210 mm, that is half of A4, basically
  • b5paper - B5: 250 mm x 176 mm
  • letterpaper - Letter: 215.9 mm x 279.4 mm
  • legalpaper - Legal: 215.9 mm x 355.6 mm
2
  • 3
    You also need to fix the call to geometry in the MWE. Apr 22, 2013 at 18:57
  • 4
    In addition to \documentclass[...paper]{...}, \usepackage{geometry} is also needed. Without the latter, latex won't insert the \special{papersize=...}.
    – pts
    Mar 10, 2020 at 8:21
8

You should also have a look to KOMA script, instead of the default article class:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{scrartcl}
2

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.