# hsize evaluation

Philip Taylor P.Taylor at Hellenic-Institute.Uk
Sun May 23 21:06:42 CEST 2021

Walt Burkhard wrote:
> I am creating a page of shortened lines and want a footline that is
> full width (6.5in).  The footline command is positioned at the beginning of the tex text.   In
> fact, the footline command contains an \hsize6.5in statement but this does not work.   The
> footline command is processed using the shortened width.

I don't see that behaviour, Walt —

> \hsize = 3 in
>
> \footline = {The Leith police dismisseth us, for we sufficeth them.
> The quick brown fox jumps right over the lazy dog's back. Mary had a
> little lamb, and a little bear — I often saw her little lamb, but I
> never saw her bare ! Now is the time for all good men to come to the
> aid of the party.}
>
> The Leith police dismisseth us, for we sufficeth them. The quick brown
> fox jumps right over the lazy dog's back. Mary had a little lamb, and
> a little bear — I often saw her little lamb, but I never saw her bare
> ! Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party.
>
> \end
>

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/Philip Taylor/

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