Edited version of question
I have to produce a series of documents that need to be printed without scaling. The target users are likely to have low-level computer skills and will overlook instructions like: When printing, choose Paper Handling > Page Scaling > None.
Can I get LaTeX to embed the relevant code directly into the pdf?
Original version of question
geometry.sty, I have specified the margin of this document to have two text blocks with the following offsets, in landscape:
- left margin = 0.75 inches
- space between text blocks = 1.5 inches
- right margin = 0.75 inches
The paper size is 8.5 x 11 inches = US letter. Yet, when colleagues in the US print the document (single sided, or double sided with long-edge binding), the results are very variable:
p4-p1: left=1, mid=0.94, right=0.75p2-p3: left=0.69, mid=0.94, right=1.125 (inches)
p4-p1: left=0.63, mid=0.97, right=0.75p2-p3: left=0.69, mid=0.97, right=0.69 (inches)
on an old single sided printer:left=0.81, mid=0.94, right=0.81 (inches)
It looks like different viewers and/or printers are tampering with my dimensions. Is there some way to avoid this?