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I would like to set a page that has a height of 6 meters. The following code fails.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[paperheight=600cm]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\end{document}

The error message is:

/usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/tex/latex/geometry/geometry.sty:995: Dimensi
on too large.
<to be read again> 
                   \relax 
l.995 \Gm@process

My code compiles fine with 500cm instead of 600cm. Therefore, what I am asking for should be possible. Is there a way to increase the limit or a better to achieve the goal?

  • Hi. Please see this question and answer: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/87918 – cgnieder May 7 at 7:47
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    you can not have a length larger than \maxdimen – David Carlisle May 7 at 7:50
  • Thank you both and apologies. I did not find that question before. It's a pity that this is not possible. – Markus May 7 at 8:05
  • Do you actually have access to a printer with a 2 meter page size? Does the print driver scale? – John Kormylo May 7 at 15:46
  • I no longer print on paper, John. Therefore, I also do not need pages and breaks. That I cannot have it, or rather: that I must have these, I still find it difficult to believe. – Markus May 7 at 16:27

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