Previously, with the memoir class (tested with TeX Live 2017), I've been able to change the PDF page size mid-document with (for example):


At some point (tested with TeX Live 2019), the memoir class has changed. Now, I get a warning about \fixpdflayout not doing anything anymore, and the memoir manual says:

In earlier versions we had macros \fixpdflayout and \fixdvipslayout that held some of the code needed to emit this data. With the newer engines like LuaLaTeX, this became unfeasible thus they we discontinued (their use now emit a warning).

And of course, the page size does not change in the resulting PDF.

I've previously read that the geometry class would allow me to change the page size, but that its use with memoir is not recommended. If that's true, is there a "good" way to change the PDF page size mid-document with a modern memoir?

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    Why don't you use the geometry-package for that?
    – Tim Hilt
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 21:38
  • @TimHilt Well, I have read that it is not recommended to use both geometry and memoir (tex.stackexchange.com/questions/288716/… and various other Q&As on tex.se), so I have avoided using both.
    – Tyler
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 21:57
  • The opinions seem to be mixed on that topic; at least when referring to the mentioned thread. If i were you i would try using it with geometry. This would obviously be the easiest workaround. If you mention something strange or unwanted in the resulting pdf you know where to look.
    – Tim Hilt
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 21:59
  • Ok, thanks, I will give it a go. I guess I have no real alternative :).
    – Tyler
    Commented Mar 19, 2020 at 22:11
  • As always please always provide a full example, not sniplets. That makes testing faster.
    – daleif
    Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 7:24

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Try adding this in the preamble

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    Thank you daleif, this works in the newer version, and apologies for omitting the full example in the question.
    – Tyler
    Commented Mar 20, 2020 at 17:37

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