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I am writing a paper for AAAI-18, which requires the following commands to be pasted near the top of the document:

\setlength{pdfpagewidth}{8.5in}
\setlength{pdfpageheight}{11in}\\

Neither of these commands seem to work in sharelatex. Is there something I can do in sharelatex (maybe add a .sty file?) to fix this issue? Thanks.

  • Use the geometry package, and it's options, much safer – daleif Aug 2 '17 at 19:18
  • Perhaps you're using a \documentclass that changes your settings. It would be helpful if you can provide code that replicates your results. – Werner Aug 2 '17 at 19:21
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    ? Aren't lengths named by something beginning with a backslash? Maybe that's the problem, but then it would have nothing to do with ShareLaTeX. pdfpagewidth\pdfpagewidth and pdfpageheight\pdfpageheight? – Alice M. Aug 2 '17 at 19:21
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    this is unrelated to sharelatex, it is simply a syntax error you are missing a \ before the lengths and conversely the \\ at the end should be removed. – David Carlisle Aug 2 '17 at 19:24
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    @cfr Yeah, I know, I just didn't know what word to use. I kinda meant “a paragraph of lines of code” or something xD – Alice M. Aug 3 '17 at 11:18
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Add a backslash before pdfpagewidth and pdfpageheight and remove the two backshlash in the end:

\setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{8.5in}
\setlength{\pdfpageheight}{11in}

And should work.

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! This is technically right, but maybe you could explain your change within the post (adding the backslash). – TeXnician Aug 16 '18 at 9:48

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