## `papersize' special

The format of the `papersize' special is

\special{papersize=width,height}

width is the horizontal size of the page, and height is the vertical size. The dimensions supported are the same as for TeX; namely, in (inches), cm (centimeters), mm (millimeters), pt (points), sp (scaled points), bp (big points, the same as the default PostScript unit), pc (picas), dd (didot points), and cc (ciceros).

For a US letter size landscape document, the papersize would be:

\special{papersize=11in,8.5in}

An alternate specification of landscape:

\special{landscape}

This is supported for backward compatibility, but it is hoped that reventually the papersize comment will dominate.

Of course, such a \special only informs Dvips of the desired paper size; you must also adjust \hsize and \vsize in your TeX document typeset to those dimensions.

The papersize special must occur somewhere on the first page of the document.