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Re: [groff] a5 paper size?

From: Richard Morse
Subject: Re: [groff] a5 paper size?
Date: Fri, 21 Dec 2018 21:47:46 -0500

Thanks for the suggestion. I’ve done a bit more research, and it looks like 
gropdf doesn’t implement the “\X” command according to the documentation, which 
is the problem.

I’m trying to keep things off the command line, because that makes the file 
less self-contained (I would actually like to take the “-Tpdf” into the file as 
well, to tell the truth).

Based on the gropdf code, it looks like the only thing I can do is specify it 
by the physical dimensions, as Deri suggested, so I guess that’s what I’ll do.

(Although I need to test if PDF viewers realize that the particular dimensions 
are the same as A5.)


> On Dec 20, 2018, at 5:52 PM, John Gardner <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Ricky,
> Try passing the paper-size option directly to Groff:
> groff -Tpdf *-P-l* …
> See groff(1), "USING GROFF" for more information on specifying paper-size.
> The "\X'papersize=…'" mechanism is designed for documents where certain
> pages have different dimensions to others. E.g., a PDF whose first 5 pages
> are A4, sixth page is A3, and all remaining pages are A5, etc. Rarely will
> you ever need to generate PDFs with pages of varying sizes.

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