[tex-k] papersize special?

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Apr 21 23:38:49 CEST 2005

>     i believe you ought to institute a config file setup 
> Well, there is a config file setup of sorts for Texinfo, namely creating
> a file texinfo.cnf.  That is presumably the best place to specify
> @afourpaper in the first place.
>     so you offer the user the option of confounding your guess (which
>     would presumably be dvips if output is dvi, pdftex if output is pdf).
> Sorry, I don't understand this.  What does the exact driver have to do
> with it?  Are you saying that some drivers (which?) want a format other
> than
>   papersize=width,height
> in the \special?

pdftex doesn't want a \special at all; iirc dvipsone used to need a
different special; i don't know about truetex's or pctex's offerings.


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