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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 enter image description here

How do I get the right size so that I can print it out without dimensions being corrupted. I generate the pdf file by using LATEX->PDF option. My preamble setting is as follows:

\documentclass[11pt]{report}
\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=2.75cm, right=2.75cm]{geometry}

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    Use a4paper in the geometry option: \usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=2.75cm, right=2.75cm,a4paper]{geometry} – Sigur Jan 13 '14 at 22:24
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    Or pass a4paper to the document class. – karlkoeller Jan 13 '14 at 22:26
  • @karlkoeller: That won't help. – Martin Schröder Jan 13 '14 at 22:26
  • @MartinSchröder It works for me with report – karlkoeller Jan 13 '14 at 22:34
  • @Sigur your suggestion works. In my latex, the default paper is letterpaper, when I added a4paper in the 'geometry' i can get the 8.27x11.69 inches A4 size. Please make your comment as an answer so that i can approve it. THanks – Tu Bui Jan 13 '14 at 22:50
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Use a4paper in the geometry option by means of

\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=2.75cm, right=2.75cm, a4paper]{geometry}

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