PDF output wrong size

Les denhamles at gmail.com
Thu Mar 5 18:27:59 UTC 2020

On Thu, 5 Mar 2020 09:53:36 -0800 (PST)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

> There's a tool called pdfjam that allows a pdf document to be resized
> to different paper sizes (among other tweaks.) I learned of it when
> printed web pages were legal rather than letter size. Using pdfjam I
> reformatted the documents to fit letter paper.


Thanks for the information. I might have a use for pdfjam sometimes.

The document I gave the example for is a memoir currently in the
process of publication. When the "Books Manager" with the publisher
talked about scraping my text from my 340 page PDF file, in order to
reformat to follow their style, it set off all kinds of alarm bells
when I thought of what they would do with over a hundred figures, a six
page glossary, an 18 page index, and hundreds of cross-references. So I
offered to prepare a final PDF to their detailed specifications. The
trickiest part was getting the page headings exactly as they wanted
them. This would not be possible with KOMA-script (which I have used
extensively, and still do use a lot).

I hope by doing it this way, the publisher will not only get it
"right", but will get it on sale faster, and at lower cost. If
the publisher's costs are lower, they can sell at a lower price, which
will increase the number of sales and (hopefully) increase my royalties.

Les Denham

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