[texhax] compile to a small PDF

Steve Schwartz s.schwartz at imperial.ac.uk
Mon Sep 8 18:11:27 CEST 2008

On Mon, 2008-09-08 at 16:58 +0200, Martin Schröder wrote:
> \usepackage{preview} and have a look at previewlatex.

This looks to be the obvious pure latex solution, though others have
suggested the generic idea of changing the pagesize by measuring the
typeset box.

Personally, I use pdfcrop to post-process the pdf file. It does an
excellent job of cropping pdf files with options to add/subtract margins
and do other things.

You might find pdfcrop amongst your tex goodies somewhere, else find it
at ctan. The README says that it probably doesn't work in windows.


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