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NAME

papersize - specify preferred paper size  

SYNOPSYS

papersize  

DESCRIPTION

The papersize file is used to specify the preferred paper size to use by available commands and programs generating documents.

The format of this file is extremely simple: whitespace and anything starting with `#' is ignored, and the name of the paper is the first string found; the case in the name of the paper does not import (see CAVEATS section however).  

PAPER NAMES

The following names are commonly understood by programs: a3, a4, a5, b5, letter, legal, executive, note and 11x17.

Additional paper names that one may encounter are: a0, a1, a2, a6, a7, a8, a9, a10, b0, b1, b2, b3, b4, tabloid, statement, note, halfletter, halfexecutive, folio, quarto, ledger, archA, archB, archC, archD, archE, flsa, flse, csheet, dsheet, esheet and 10x14.

If the papersize file does not exist, programs using the paper library default to using paper specified by the PAPERCONF environment variable or letter paper if this variable is not set.  

CAVEATS

This manual page documents the format of the papersize file that is read by the libpaper library. Some programs that read this file do not yet use the library and may have trouble ignoring whitespace and comments in the file; they may also require that the paper names use a specific capitalization.  

DOCUMENTATION

Yves Arrouye <arrouye@debian.org>  

SEE ALSO

paperconf(1)
paperconfig(8)


 

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NAME
SYNOPSYS
DESCRIPTION
PAPER NAMES
CAVEATS
DOCUMENTATION
SEE ALSO

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