[texhax] \textwidth and \linewidth

Ian Collier imc at comlab.ox.ac.uk
Thu Aug 14 12:13:03 CEST 2003

balleier at physics.utoronto.ca (Carsten Balleier) writes:
>I'm trying to typeset a document (article class) with given layout 
>parameters. Here my preamble (using letterpaper):

>I've also tried the geometry and typearea packages with equivalent 
>parameters. But in all cases, the typeset/printed lines were shorter 
>than 5.8". Even in normal text (no environment), \linewidth is shorter 
>than \textwidth. 

I tried this and all three of \linewidth, \textwidth and \hsize* were
set to 419.16621pt (5.8 inches) - but you have to set the parameters
*before* the \begin{document}.  If you are already doing this then it
is probably dependent on one of the packages you are including.
*\hsize is the dimension used by TeX for the width of a paragraph of text.
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