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Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Fri Feb 27 14:30:45 CET 2009

Zdenek Wagner wrote:
> 2009/2/27 Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk>:
>> Zdenek Wagner wrote:
>>> 2009/2/24 Steve MC Han <hmc0907 at yahoo.com>:
>>>> Hi Zdenek,
>>>> Thanks for your response.
>>>> <<Could you send me the file? I could try it on Linux. I have both
>>>> TL2007 and 2008.>>
>>>> "Daniel Becker" daniel.becker at uni-rostock.de siad it was OK with Mac too.
>>>> <compiles fine with TexLive 2008 and dvips(k) 5.97 and ps2pdf13
>>>> (Ghostscript  8.61) on Mac OS X. But isn't the beamer package supposed to
>>>> be
>>>> used with pdflatex?
>>>> Daniel>
>>>> Anyway here is the file and attached is output.
>>> I have tried with TL 2007 and TL 2008 installed a few months ago,
>>> everything works fine. Then I used "tlmgr update" to get the latest TL
>>> 2008 and now I have the same bug. Could someone write me where I can
>>> find the log file from tlmgr update? Apparently something wrong
>>> happened between the old and current version and the log could help to
>>> find it.
>> texmf-var/web2c
>> I ran into exactly the same problem
>> \documentclass[a4paper]{article}
>> \usepackage[paperwidth=10cm,paperheight=10cm,dvips]{geometry}
>> \usepackage{lipsum}
>> \begin{document}
>> \lipsum
>> \end{document}
>> latex + dvips + ps2pdf
>> comes out in the wrong size
>> some people think it might be errors in dvips/config.ps
> Maybe. If I run Steve's file by pdflatex, the size is correct. I have
> tried with my own package zwpagelayout because I know how it works.
> The size is right with pdflatex but wrong (letter) with
> latex+dvips+ps2pdf.

it is apparently because when the paper size is unknown to dvips it will 
use the first one in the configuration file, thus A4

it can be overwritten using

dvips -t unknown

I have no idea why this change was made, someone may have a good reason



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