PDF output wrong size

Paul Evans paul at cpevans.org
Thu Mar 5 18:56:43 UTC 2020

> On 3 Mar 2020, at 21:30, Les <denhamles at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Tue, 3 Mar 2020 11:10:42 -0700
> Richard Opheim <r.a.opheim at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry about that. It's been a while since I posted.
>> I'm running LyX on WIN10. The class is memoir. I specify that
>> the paper format should be 8 x 5, but the program doggedly outputs to
>> 8.5 x 11.
> The memoir class ignores LyX page sizes. You have to define them in
> the  preamble.
> Here is what I have put in the preamble to solve a similar problem:
> \setstocksize{9in}{6in}
> \settrimmedsize{9in}{6in}{*}
> \settrims{0pt}{0pt}
> \settypeblocksize{7.7in}{4.5in}{*}
> \setulmarginsandblock{24mm}{20mm}{*}
> \setheaderspaces{0.625in}{*}{*}
> \setlrmargins{0.75in}{*}{*}
> \setlength{\marginparwidth}{0.0in}
> \setlength{\uppermargin}{0.7in} %Top margin including header
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I was struck by your observation that the memoir class ignores the LyX page sizes. I have been using memoir as my base for most LyX drafting and have happily used either the LyX defaults or minor variations specified in the LyX settings eg on margins without any apparent need to put anything in the preamble. Is this just because I have simple needs (a4, standard margins)? If I needed a greater range of sizes would I then find that the LyX settings were ignored? 

I have been using versions of LyX up to the most recent on Mac OSX, currently Catalina.

Agree with you about the manual! 



Paul Evans

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