[tex-live] PDF files cut off using a0poster with current texlive 2009 pretest

John Minter jrminter at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 19:06:10 CEST 2009

Thank you so much. That works for me.

I think the LaTeX warnings were caused when the author tried to
simplify a larger poster to this example. I even know how to fix
those. I didn't in this case because they were the package author's

This group is the greatest!


On Tue, Aug 4, 2009 at 11:26 AM, Heiko Oberdiek<oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de> wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 04, 2009 at 04:13:15PM +0200, Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>> 2009/8/4 John Minter <jrminter at gmail.com>:
>> > Thanks to both of you for your thoughts to date. The problem is not
>> > fonts but getting the page properly sized in the PDF. The poster is in
>> > landscape mode and is properly rendered in the postscript file, but
>> > the PDF seems to get the dimensions swapped and is in portrait mode
>> > with the content cut off at the right border. It worked OK in TL 2009
>> > a couple of days ago but fails now on linux x86_64. Win32, and MacOSX.
>> >
>> > Note that dvips and ps2pdf don't complain...
>> >
>> I think you should specify the proper size with -t option when calling
>> dvips. Alternatively you can use \special{papersize=...} in your
>> document and then use -t unknown with dvips.
> He uses \special{papersize=...} *and* sets the page dimensions
> using a0header.ps:
>    %%BeginFeature *PageSize ISOA0/ISO A0
>    2 dict dup /PageSize [2594 3370] put dup /ImagingBBox null put
>    setpagedevice
>    %%EndFeature
> At least
>  dvips -t unknown -Ppdf poster
> seems to work. Now both the .ps file and the .pdf file can be read
> entirely.
> BTW:
> * bibTeX complains:
>    This is BibTeX, Version 0.99c (TeX Live 2009)
>    The top-level auxiliary file: poster.aux
>    The style file: alpha.bst
>    Illegal, another \bibstyle command---line 7 of file poster.aux
>     : \bibstyle
>     :          {alpha}
>    I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
>    Illegal, another \bibdata command---line 8 of file poster.aux
>     : \bibdata
>     :         {poster.bib}
>    I'm skipping whatever remains of this command
>    Database file #1: poster.bib.bib
>    (There were 2 error messages)
> And there are LaTeX warnings:
>    LaTeX Warning: Label `Aut2001' multiply defined.
>    LaTeX Warning: Label `eqn:first' multiply defined.
>    LaTeX Warning: There were multiply-defined labels.
> Yours sincerely
>  Heiko <oberdiek at uni-freiburg.de>

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