[NTG-pdftex] Re: pdftex 1.20a: weird magstep problem

Martin Schröder ms@artcom-gmbh.de
Thu, 8 Apr 2004 15:47:37 +0200


On 2004-04-07 11:04:17 +0200, Hartmut Henkel wrote:
> while pdfTeXing business travel expenses here, things run differently
> than before, I get the text shifted, and page dimensions come out wrong,
> old files give now wrong results. See example xx.tex:
> 
> \magnification\magstep1
> \pdfpagewidth=210truemm
> \pdfpageheight=297truemm
> Hi
> \bye
> 
> Do you also get
> 
> hahe@hahepc:~$ pdfinfo xx.pdf
> Creator:        TeX
> Producer:       pdfTeX-1.20a
> CreationDate:   Wed Apr  7 10:53:02 2004
> Tagged:         no
> Pages:          1
> Encrypted:      no
> Page size:      496.063 x 701.575 pts
> File size:      4303 bytes
> Optimized:      no
> PDF version:    1.4
> 
> ? Shouldn't this be A4? And
> 
> \magnification\magstep1
> \pdfpagewidth=210mm
> \pdfpageheight=297mm
> Hi
> \bye
> 
> gives
> 
> Creator:        TeX
> Producer:       pdfTeX-1.20a
> CreationDate:   Wed Apr  7 10:55:48 2004
> Tagged:         no
> Pages:          1
> Encrypted:      no
> Page size:      595.276 x 841.89 pts (A4)
> File size:      4304 bytes
> Optimized:      no
> PDF version:    1.4
> 
> which _is_ A4.

Yes; 1.20a here returns the same results.

1.11a gives
> pdfinfo xx.pdf 
Creator:      TeX
Producer:     pdfTeX-1.11a
CreationDate: Thu Apr  8 15:15:45 2004
Tagged:       no
Pages:        1
Encrypted:    no
Page size:    595.276 x 841.89 pts
File size:    5783 bytes
Optimized:    no
PDF version:  1.4
> pdfinfo x1.pdf 
Creator:      TeX
Producer:     pdfTeX-1.11a
CreationDate: Thu Apr  8 15:15:55 2004
Tagged:       no
Pages:        1
Encrypted:    no
Page size:    714.331 x 1010.27 pts
File size:    5783 bytes
Optimized:    no
PDF version:  1.4

Which certainly is different (and correct).

I'm confused and suspect some problem with pdftexconfig.tex ...

Best regards
        Martin
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