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Re: Feedback about PDF/PS sizes
To deviate slightly from Ross's original request, I would suggest using the
"universal" size option for future PS/PDF creation. This produces a size that
is neither too wide for A4 paper (8.27"), nor too long for letter (11"). I've
had a bit of experience distributing PDF's for a commercial organization, and
you get bitterness if you choose one or the other size. Once you drop down
to dimensions that work for both letter and A4, everyone's happy (that is to
say, no-one notices).
I doubt that the slight increase in margin space that results from the universal
size would put many people off.
On Fri, 14 Apr 2000, Greg Ferguson wrote:
> On Apr 14, 1:47pm, Ross Boylan wrote:
> > Subject: Feedback
> > It seems all your how-to's in ps use A4 format.
> > Furthermore, psnup (at least the one I used) was completely unable to
> > their shape.
> > 1) Is my supposition that all is A4 correct?
> > 2) At a minimum, it would be good to document that fact.
> > 3) It would be even better to produce postscript which the pstools could
> > manipulate enough to resize.
> > 4) It would be best of all to produce ps in A4 and letter format.
> I haven't taken a good luck at the postscript, but according
> to the script we use to create the HOWTOs, the size is
> forced to be "letter". Maybe it's not working, but here's
> the command (we use htmldoc to produce pdf/postscript from
> the generated HTML):
> htmldoc --size letter -t ps -f <fname>.ps <fname>.html
> >From the htmldoc man page:
> --size size
> The --size option specifies the page size. The size parameter can
> be one of the following standard sizes:
> Letter 8.5x11in (216x279mm)
> A4 8.27x11.69in (210x297mm)
> Universal 8.27x11in (210x279mm)
> Maybe htmldoc is case-sensitive on the option itself (Letter v letter).
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