# [tex-k] papersize special?

Karl Berry karl at freefriends.org
Thu Apr 21 23:13:03 CEST 2005

```I just received a suggestion that Texinfo output a papersize special.
http://www.tug.org/texinfohtml/dvips.html#papersize-special

For example, if an explicit @letterpaper command is seen, output
\special{papersize=8.5in,11in}
on the first page.  It seems hyperref does something along these lines.

(1) Is this the right way to handle such things?

(2) If no explicit paper size command is issued, Texinfo's parameters
are set for letter.  Is it therefore desirable to output a papersize
special for letter, or is better to just have no papersize special
at all?