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How to compromise between A4 and letter?

A couple of scientific journals by Wiley (those at least I wrote or maintained the LaTeX classes for) use a hybrid format of 210 mm by 279.4 mm: as wide as A4, as high as letter. Thus it can be ...
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LaTeX beamer presentation-package 16:9 aspect ratio?

New Answer in 2022 The question was asked originally in 2010. In the meantime, there are new features in beamer that are relevant to the question. Now you can use arbitrary aspectratio = xxxx with ...
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How can i change the paper size in tikzposter?

This is not enough. tikzposter uses \TP@visibletextwidth and \TP@visibletextheight to compute things like column widths etc., and it's computed from the default page size by the class. So, after you ...
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How big is the text area in a standard LaTeX document?

Depends on the documentclass, but try one of the options below. You may be aware of this, but one thing to note: Lengths are given in points, where 1pt = 1/72.27in. This is different from the ...
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Is there a package to decrease margins?

Here is a trick \documentclass{amsart} \usepackage{lipsum}% just for the example \edef\mtht{\the\textheight} \edef\mtwd{\the\textwidth} \usepackage[paperwidth=\mtwd,paperheight=\mtht,text={\mtwd,\...
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Why does the hyperref package change the paper size?

Just because the output format has a default paper size doesn't mean that LaTeX knows about it. In the "old days", there was no communication between TeX and whatever printed/displayed the DVI file w....
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Force custom paper size

Update 2018: As commented by David Carlisle this workaround is no longer required, as the geometry package was updated in the mean time. Original answer: \RequirePackage{luatex85} \documentclass{...
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Changing default paper size for TeX Live

From the command line, you can call tlmgr with the paper option to see what the default setting is, and change it if you supply an argument. So use tlmgr paper letter From the tlmgr documentation on ...
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Change Paper Size in Tufte Book Class

Options width and height of \geometry set the width and height of the text body (\textwidth and \textheight). Options paperwidth and paperheight sets the paper or media size, e.g.: Most of the ...
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Why does the hyperref package change the paper size?

You can test the layout e.g. with the layout package. \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage{layout} \begin{document} \layout \end{document} This gives this values for letter (without a4paper):...
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Lualatex and a5 paper format

Add \usepackage{luatex85} or \usepackage{graphicx} (assuming that you have the newest luatex).
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wrong size of pdf document

Pass the options to geometry: \newcommand\sheetwidth{373.33333333mm} \newcommand\sheetheight{210mm} \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage[ paperwidth=\sheetwidth, paperheight=\sheetheight, ...
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I cannot change page size. Why?

I suppose your MWE is something like \documentclass[10pt,b5paper,dvipdfmx]{jreport} \begin{document} foo \end{document} and typeset this using pLaTeX and dvipdfmx, which indeed produces an A4-sized ...
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Which document class is suitable for pocket size book in LaTeX?

If you love classical design, format and layout of pocket size books, then the octavo document class could be a good alternative. The page size are set to some predefined dimensions as "foolscap"(...
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20:13 aspect ratio in beamer

Adding \makeatletter \setlength\beamer@paperwidth{20.00cm}% \setlength\beamer@paperheight{13.00cm}% \geometry{papersize={\beamer@paperwidth,\beamer@paperheight}} \makeatother should do ...
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Declaring option a4paper in \documentclass produces different margins than declaring it in \geometry

I think the clearest way to see the differences is to use package layout showing you the current writing area and margins and several length of the document in mm. Please see this code \...
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Article Class, A4/a4 "Unused Global Option"

The real option is neither A4 nor a4, but a4paper. The default is letterpaper. As commented by @cfr, you only have a warning: LaTeX informs it doesn't understand this option: A4, and consequently ...
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Why does the hyperref package change the paper size?

It's wrong not to pass the a4paper in the first place. Compare the two printouts of a simple \kant document. Can you see the difference? In the “no a4paper” case, the type block is placed in a wrong ...
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Setting default paper size for TeXLive on debian

You are using tlmgr as shipped with Debian. In Debian tlmgr always runs in user mode as clearly indicated in the output. Configuration of the TeX Live system on Debian is different from how it is ...
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Changing the dimensions of a poster

It is not enough to change the paperwidth, you also need to reset the textwidth. With geometry it works fine: \documentclass[a1,portrait]{a0poster} \usepackage{multicol} \columnsep=100pt \...
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Changing default paper size for TeX Live

This is described in the Quick install instructions: The default is to configure the programs for the A4 paper size. To make the default be 8.5x11 letter-size paper, you can use the ‘o’ menu ...
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pdflatex vs lualatex papersize layout problem

Geometry has not been updated for the changes in lualatex (where they removed some \pdf... variables). Add this before \documentclass: \RequirePackage{luatex85}
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Centering captions in document that contains A3 and A4 paper sizes

There is more to a page layout, then just the well known parameters like \textwidth. For example, internally TeX uses \hsize for building paragraphs. The best is, to leave this to the geometry package....
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Latex page size does not work (geometry, vmargin)

Your template is a mess, with many packages that are most likely useless. However, the problem is loading both geometry and vmargin, which fight each other in trying to set the pagination parameters. ...
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Expand xcookybooky recipe to larger width

Copy xcookybooky.sty in the working directory and edit it so that the lines \setlength{\textwidth}{15.5cm} \setlength{\textheight}{24.0cm} \setlength{\topmargin}{-0.8cm} \setlength{\headheight}{14pt} ...
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Create two documents with different page sizes

I often create booklets in standard and large-print formats in different sizes from a single source. There are a few approaches. If there is certain content that needs to be included or excluded from ...
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Different results of \mag statement

This is a documentated difference to pdftex. From the manual: Magnification (\mag) is only supported in dvi output mode. You can set this parameter and it even works with true units till you ...
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Proper way to switch paper size?

You need code to set the pdf paper size. article is too old, and so doesn't it on its own. The needed code depends on the engine/backend. E.g. for pdflatex this would work: \documentclass[a4paper]{...
Ulrike Fischer's user avatar
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Beamer presentation with 16:9 aspect ratio and same height as 4:3 aspect ratio?

With a couple of exceptions, all aspect ratios will produce frames of the same height. They will only differ in the width of the frame. Unfortunately the 169 aspect ratio is such a special case, but ...
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