# Re: \special{papersize=x,y} do not always comes exact

*From*: "david" <david_jsf@xxxxxxxxx>*Date*: 17 Jul 2006 01:58:46 -0700

Problem still remains the same as earller even after using the geometry

package, The problem is not that it never change the papersize to

defined x,y values, only in some cases like 8.25 x 11in papersize is

not working even if I used the geometry package (e.g.

\usepackage[dvips,paperwidth=8.25in,paperheight=11in]{geometry}).

I believe, dvips does some kind of approximation to next closest value

of papersize and thats by I couldn't get the exact trim size.

So actually is there any workaround done for this before? what I needs

to follow.

Thanks

David

Rolf Niepraschk wrote:

david schrieb:

Hi,

When I am using \special{papersize=8.25in,11in} in tex file, it is not

exactly coming in PS and then in converted PDF. It is approximating the

PDF size to 8.5in x 11in.

Can anyone suggest?

In the case of LaTeX you should better use

\usepackage[dvips]{geometry}

(works for "dvips/ps2pdf" and for "pdftex"). Another good way is

\documentclass[...,pagesize]{scrartcl}% or "scrreprt" or "scrbook"

(see also the KOMA-SCRIPT documentation)

...Rolf

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