1 Aug 2002 09:18

### Re: paper size problems!

J. Brandon Laflen <blaflen <at> purdue.edu> wrote:
>> Hello,
>>
>> I am trying to change the paper size by way of the following
>> construct:
>>
>> \documentclass{paper}
>>
>> \setlength{\paperwidth}{30in}
>> \setlength{\paperheight}{40in}
>> \special{papersize=30in,40in}%
>>
>> \begin{document}
>>    THIS IS A TEST
>> \end{document}
>>
>> Whether I use pdflatex OR latex, the resulting page is still 8.5x11!
>> Is there any way to enforce the paper size on such a simple example?!

I think it's better to rely on the geometry package, which allows setting
these dimensions through easy options.

Greetings,
Arnout Standaert


1 Aug 2002 11:12

Thanks Olli!

Daniel
----- Original Message -----
From: "Olli J. Marttila" <olli.marttila <at> kolumbus.fi>
To: <miktex <at> dsts.dk>
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 8:31 PM

> http://www.ctan.org/tex-archive/systems/win32/miktex/setup/i
> nstall.html
>
> Olli J. Marttila
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Daniel Royer" <daniel <at> royer.ch>
> To: <miktex <at> dsts.dk>
> Sent: 31. heinäkuuta 2002 15:39
>
>
> | I need to download the files for the large version of
> MikTex on a computer
> | with a fast connection, to install it on another computer.
> | Is there a way to download only the files necessary for
> "large"?
> |
> | I know I can scan "large.html" for the necessary files and
> mark them one by
> | one. I'd rather have a less painful procedure. Besides,


1 Aug 2002 14:57

### RE: paper size problems!

Have a look at package "a0poster".

-----Original Message-----
From: J. Brandon Laflen [mailto:blaflen <at> purdue.edu]
Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 17:05
To: miktex <at> dsts.dk
Subject: [MiKTeX]: paper size problems!

Hello,

I am trying to change the paper size by way of the following construct:

\documentclass{paper}

\setlength{\paperwidth}{30in}
\setlength{\paperheight}{40in}
\special{papersize=30in,40in}%

\begin{document}
THIS IS A TEST
\end{document}

Whether I use pdflatex OR latex, the resulting page is still 8.5x11!  Is
there any way to enforce the paper size on such a simple example?!

Thanks,
Brandon
blaflen <at> purdue.edu



1 Aug 2002 16:59

### Re: paper size problems!

Hi Brandon,

I use the following to make a poster;

\documentclass[20pt]{foils}
\setlength\paperwidth{48in}
\setlength\paperheight{36in}
\setlength\voffset{0in}
\setlength\oddsidemargin{0.75in}
\setlength\textwidth{44.5in}
\setlength\textheight{34in}
\setlength\footskip{0.3in}
%\special{papersize=48in,36in} % for dvips
\pdfpagewidth=48in % for pdflatex
\pdfpageheight=36in % for pdflatex

I used the Foiltex package to get larger fonts. I don't know if there could be a problem with
paper class (I've never heard of it before).

Cheers,
Mike

On 31 Jul 2002 at 16:05, J. Brandon Laflen wrote:

> Hello,
>
> I am trying to change the paper size by way of the following construct:
>
> \documentclass{paper}
>


1 Aug 2002 18:19

### RE: paper size problems!

At 08:57 AM 8/1/2002 -0400, you wrote:
>Have a look at package "a0poster".

most people use geometry

>-----Original Message-----
>From: J. Brandon Laflen [mailto:blaflen <at> purdue.edu]
>Sent: Wednesday, July 31, 2002 17:05
>To: miktex <at> dsts.dk
>Subject: [MiKTeX]: paper size problems!
>
>
>Hello,
>
>I am trying to change the paper size by way of the following construct:
>
>\documentclass{paper}
>
>\setlength{\paperwidth}{30in}
>\setlength{\paperheight}{40in}
>\special{papersize=30in,40in}%
>
>\begin{document}
>    THIS IS A TEST
>\end{document}
>
>
>Whether I use pdflatex OR latex, the resulting page is still 8.5x11!  Is
>there any way to enforce the paper size on such a simple example?!
>


1 Aug 2002 23:28

MONOGRAPH 1
Chapter 1  ..
....

MONOGRAPH 2
Chapter 1 ..

etc..

which enables this to be done?

TIA

John Cogill

2 Aug 2002 11:58

### MiKTeX-Users: A new mailing list

Dear list members,

as you will recall, Claus Ekstroem announced a few days ago that he can't
continue to manage the MiKTeX mailing list.  Claus and me agreed, that I

The mailing list was sponsored in the past by the Danish Society of
Theoretical Statistics.  This is not any longer practicable, so we decided
that the list moves to SourceForge.net.

Unfortunately, this means that you all must subscribe to a new mailing list.
(I am sorry for the incovenience, but SourceForge.net doesn't permit mass
subscriptions.)

MiKTeX-Users is the name of the new mailing list.  You can subscribe by
filling out a form on the MiKTeX-Users Info Page at

http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/miktex-users

I wish like to thank Claus for his work in the past years.  And of course I
hope that you all join the new mailing list.

--
Christian Schenk
http://www.miktex.org


2 Aug 2002 19:04

### Need help with table!

Hello all!

I have just taken up making tables with LaTeX and I am stuck... I want to
create a table like the following:

------------------------------
| Text   | Formula | Formula |
------------------------------
| Text...|     Formula       |
| ...Text|     Formula       |
|        |     Formula       |
------------------------------
| Text   | Formula | Formula |
------------------------------

The point is, I want the second and third column of the second row to be a
multicolumn _and_ I want three formulas in there, which I want to be centered.

It took me quite some time to get to a result that is halfway what I want,
by using multicolumn{p{width}|}, which, according to my Latex Book (Kopka) is
not an available option, and \centerline to center each formula (see below
for what I have done). The problem is: I get an ugly empty line below the third
formula.

Using the {center} environment is not an option as it puts additional space
above and below the formulas.
Using multicolumn{c} is not an option since all formulas get centered in one
line, but I want a seperate line for each formula and the \newline comand or
an empty line for a new paragraph don't seem to work.

I have seen workaround where people would just define a table-row for each
formula, but I find that very inconvenient as I would have to manually split
up the text before the three formulas. Furthermore, when resizing the columns
width or changing the text before the formulas I would have to do a lot of
try and error to get a decent layout again.

Anybody with a good idea how to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.

Here is what I did so far:

\begin{tabular}{|p{9em}|p{9em}|p{12em}|}
\hline
Text&
$Formula$ &
$Formula$
\\
\hline
Text...       ...Text&
\multicolumn{2}{p{21em}|}{
\centerline{$Formula$}
\centerline{$Formula$}
\centerline{$Formula$}}
\\
\hline
Text&
$Formula$ &
$Formula$
\\
\hline
\end{tabular}

Kai.

--

--
GMX - Die Kommunikationsplattform im Internet.
http://www.gmx.net


2 Aug 2002 22:47

### Re: Need help with table!

At 07:04 PM 8/2/2002 +0200, you wrote:
>Hello all!
>
>I have just taken up making tables with LaTeX and I am stuck... I want to
>create a table like the following:
>
>------------------------------
>| Text   | Formula | Formula |
>------------------------------
>| Text...|     Formula       |
>| ...Text|     Formula       |
>|        |     Formula       |
>------------------------------
>| Text   | Formula | Formula |
>------------------------------
>
>The point is, I want the second and third column of the second row to be a
>multicolumn _and_ I want three formulas in there, which I want to be centered.
>
>It took me quite some time to get to a result that is halfway what I want,
>by using multicolumn{p{width}|}, which, according to my Latex Book (Kopka) is
>not an available option, and \centerline to center each formula (see below
>for what I have done). The problem is: I get an ugly empty line below the
>third
>formula.

you should be able to
\multicolumn{c}{2}{\parbox[t]{2in}{crap stuff blather }}

Within the parbox you can do other things

>Using the {center} environment is not an option as it puts additional space
>above and below the formulas.
>Using multicolumn{c} is not an option since all formulas get centered in one
>line, but I want a seperate line for each formula and the \newline comand or
>an empty line for a new paragraph don't seem to work.
>
>I have seen workaround where people would just define a table-row for each
>formula, but I find that very inconvenient as I would have to manually split
>up the text before the three formulas. Furthermore, when resizing the columns
>width or changing the text before the formulas I would have to do a lot of
>try and error to get a decent layout again.
>
>Anybody with a good idea how to solve this problem? Thanks a lot in advance.
>
>Here is what I did so far:
>
>\begin{tabular}{|p{9em}|p{9em}|p{12em}|}
>   \hline
>   Text&
>   $Formula$ &
>   $Formula$
>\\
>   \hline
>   Text...       ...Text&
>   \multicolumn{2}{p{21em}|}{
>    \centerline{$Formula$}
>    \centerline{$Formula$}
>    \centerline{$Formula$}}
>\\
>   \hline
>   Text&
>   $Formula$ &
>   $Formula$
>\\
>   \hline
>\end{tabular}
>
>Kai.
>
>--
>GMX - Die Kommunikationsplattform im Internet.
>http://www.gmx.net


4 Aug 2002 00:06

### Re: Need help with table!

"Kai Stukenbrock" <Kai.Stukenbrock <at> gmx.de> wrote:
>
> I have just taken up making tables with LaTeX and I am stuck... I want to
> create a table like the following:
>
> ------------------------------
> | Text   | Formula | Formula |
> ------------------------------
> | Text...|     Formula       |
> | ...Text|     Formula       |
> |        |     Formula       |
> ------------------------------
> | Text   | Formula | Formula |
> ------------------------------
>
> The point is, I want the second and third column of the second row to be a
> multicolumn _and_ I want three formulas in there, which I want to be
centered.

A Plain TeX solution follows:

\def\horbar{\noalign{\hrule}}
\centerline{\vbox{
\halign{\strut\vrule\ #\hfil\ \vrule&\ \hfil #\hfil\ \vrule&\ \hfil #\hfil\
\vrule\cr
\horbar
Text1 & $F_1$ & $F_2$\cr
\horbar
Text2 & \multispan2{\hfil $F_3$\hfil\vrule}\cr
Text3 & \multispan2{\hfil $F_4$\hfil\vrule}\cr
Text4 & \multispan2{\hfil $F_5$\hfil\vrule}\cr
\horbar
Text5 & $F_6$ & $F_7$\cr
\horbar}}}

-- Christopher Heckman



Gmane