Bug 51392 - default paper type is a4 in config.ps for tetex-dvips
default paper type is a4 in config.ps for tetex-dvips
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 50660
Product: Red Hat Public Beta
Classification: Retired
Component: tetex (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Tim Waugh
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-08-09 22:31 EDT by Seth Vidal
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:35 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-08-10 05:21:38 EDT
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Description Seth Vidal 2001-08-09 22:31:00 EDT
Description of Problem:
default paper type is a4 in config.ps it should really letter or pay
attention to the system default.

look in: /usr/share/texmf/dvips/config/config.ps

just move line 48 and 49 below line 51

so move this:
@ A4size 210mm 297mm
@+ %%PaperSize: A4

below this:
@ letterSize 8.5in 11in

this  would be a handy fix.
b/c otherwise dvips defaults to a4.
Comment 1 Enrico Scholz 2001-08-10 05:21:25 EDT
You can change it yourself with `texconfig'. The current a4-value is reasonably
for 95% of the world-population.
Comment 2 Tim Waugh 2001-08-10 06:13:51 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 50660 ***

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