[texhax] Bad effect when using xetex together with color

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Fri Aug 17 23:29:19 CEST 2018

On 2018-08-17 at 10:51:49 +0100, Philip Taylor wrote:

 > Ulrike Fischer wrote:

 > > pdf pages sizes should be set nowadays and users shouldn't have to
 > > worry about which special to use or which variable to adjust to get
 > > the correct pdf page size. 
 > Agreed for LaTeX users (not for Plain).

The default values set by the TeX Live installer (or changed by tlmgr)
also affect dvips and are compiled into the format files of engines
which produce PDF.  If you change the default, you'll notice that
format files are re-created.  So there is no technical differnce
between LaTeX and Plain.

But because page layout depends on paper size it's highly desirable to
specify the paper size explicitly.  Again, no difference between LaTeX
and Plain.

Or do you disagree with the statement

  "users shouldn't have to worry about which special to use..."



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