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wms

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 Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 5:45 am    Post subject: Page size with geometry package My document uses \documentclass[11pt,oneside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \begin{document} ... \end{document} When I translate the input file with regular latex (LaTeX2e <2006/06/01>) the printed area including heading fills about WxH=16.2cm x 24.5cm. When I translate the input file with PCTeX the printed area is only about 14.7cm x 21.9cm. Am I overlooking something or is this a bug? Martin

Joined: 06 Oct 2005
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Posted: Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:37 pm    Post subject: Re: Page size with geometry package

 wms wrote: My document uses \documentclass[11pt,oneside,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} \begin{document} ... \end{document} When I translate the input file with regular latex (LaTeX2e <2006/06/01>) the printed area including heading fills about WxH=16.2cm x 24.5cm. When I translate the input file with PCTeX the printed area is only about 14.7cm x 21.9cm. Am I overlooking something or is this a bug?

It doesn't seem like a PCTeX bug, since this is a straight LaTeX file. We supply LaTeX from TeX Live 2005 (LaTeX2e <2003/12/01>) and also the various packages from the same distribution.

A likely source of the problem is the geometry package. Which version did you use? You can get this from the log file. The one we supply is geometry 2002/07/08 v3.2. In the log file it shows

 Code: -------------------- Geometry parameters paper: a4paper landscape: -- twocolumn: -- twoside: -- ... driver: pdftex -------------------- Page layout dimensions and switches \paperwidth  597.50787pt \paperheight 845.04684pt \textwidth  418.25368pt \textheight 591.5302pt ...

which agrees with the sizes you noted for PCTeX, 14.7cm x 20.7cm.
wms

Joined: 01 Jun 2006
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 Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:15 am    Post subject: Oh I see, thanks, I should have figured that one out myself... the geometry package on our Red Hat box was version 2.2. I added the compat2 option to the package parameters and that solved the problem. By the way, thanks for fixing the earlier bug with files on residing on mounted shared drives. I can now use the PCTeX v6 beta fully it seems.
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