How to make an A4 presentation with Beamer?

Baris Erkus bariserkus at
Sun Dec 13 11:54:37 UTC 2020

On 13-Dec-20 2:52 PM, Steve Litt wrote:
> Hi all,
> I live in the US, so all my computer's defaults are set to the US,
> including paper size. I have a customer in Europe for whom I need to
> make a presentation, using Beamer (alone, not with LyX), printable on A4
> paper.
> I've tried various combinations and variants of the following :
> \usepackage{geometry}
> \special{papersize 29.7cm, 21cm}
> \hsize 29.7cm
> \vsize 21.0cm
> \usepackage[a4paper, total={29.5cm, 20.8cm}]{geometry}
> \geometry{letterpaper, landscape, total={11.5in, 8in}}
> Some forced the latex program to abort with error, some caused only a
> tiny rendering of the slide on a big A4 paper, some caused the printing
> to be portrait, when I could print landscape it printed upside down,
> what a mess.
> Does anyone have a way to use Beamer (not LyX/Beamer) to create a PDF
> that can print correctly on a European printer?
> Thanks,
> SteveT
> Steve Litt
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Could you please send a MWE, so that we can have a look at it?

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