From: Philip G. Ratcliffe <philipratcliffe@ti...> - 2004-03-26 10:34:39
> I'm using the beamer package to create a presentation using latex.
> The standard setup for beamer is using the pdftex for compiling the
> final pdf document. However this poses some limitations on the latex
> file. e.g. eps files first have to be converted and several packages
> like pstricks can not be used. Therefore i want to use the alternative
> methode of compiling that is the latex -> dvips -> ps2pdf route.
> According to the manual this should be possible
> I'm using the beamer style with the dvips options the way it is
> mentioned in the documentation.
> However when the dvi file is created it is created in the standard
> A4 page format and not the paper format used for the frame of the
Hopefully, you're not putting in the a4paper or similar option or using
packages that change the page size. Here's what I use:
> presentation. This results in a large white space. This space stays
This is correct behaviour - the manual says the page size is something
> present in the ps and pdf version of the document that are created
> using dvips and ps2pdf.
> The -ta4 option that is mentioned in the manual does not help.
For conversion to ps, I use only the -P pdf -G0 options.
Having said that, on one or two occasions something funny has happened to
the final pdf page size. I then ran dvips once with the -t A4 option and
once more without and everything went back to normal! An absolute mystery
(the wonders of Windoze I suppose).
Cordialmente, Philip G. Ratcliffe
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