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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 possible with latex.

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    Have a look on Change paper size in mid-document. However I personally would like to see better solutions. Jul 19, 2011 at 14:00
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    Maybe, if your document will be printed two sides, you could split your map up in two parts, print the first one on the verso page and the second part on the recto page, like they do in magazines.
    – rberaldo
    Jul 19, 2011 at 14:09
  • rberaldo, the whole document is one side. and it is my thesis, the official way would be to print it to a A3 and to fold it two times. thank you
    – adnc
    Jul 19, 2011 at 14:12
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    This issue is not "really a problem". With pdflatex it is easy to change the pdf page size for single pages in a pdf and to insert e.g. large maps. But a pdf is only a file, a "virtual" document. You will have to consider how you will get the A3-page printed and inserted in your real world document. Jul 19, 2011 at 14:34
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    @adnc Sure, but how will you do it practically? Do you have a printer with an A4 and a A3 tray which can change trays during a printing job? Or will you give your pdf to an external print shop? Will they be able to handle the A3 page? Or will you split the print job? Jul 21, 2011 at 14:12

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I just googled ... did not try it myself though: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2812892/change-paper-size-in-the-middle-of-a-latex-document

Try this, I am also curios to know if it works:

\documentclass[version=last, pagesize=auto, paper=a4]{scrartcl}







The geometry package lets you change page geometry in mid-document.

But be aware that this will almost certainly mess up printing unless you have a dual-size printer (and I don't know if the geometry package will do this switch for you).


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