The format of the `papersize' special is
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:
An alternate specification of
This is supported for backward compatibility, but it is hoped that
papersize comment will dominate.
Of course, such a
\special only informs Dvips of the desired
paper size; you must also adjust
\vsize in your
TeX document typeset to those dimensions.
papersize special must occur somewhere on the first page of