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paper sizes (a4, etc.)

I sent a postscript doc to be printed on at1 and it wouldnt print anything after the banner page and the message said "waiting for a4 paper" or something like that ... any idea if there is some way to convert an a4 doc to a US papersize if you just have the PS? I might be able to get the TeX or SGML or origial src but was wondering if there was some PS resizing utility that would work reasonably well [i.e. not xv :-)].

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Fri Jul 25 16:17:29 PDT 1997

On the Computer Center Sun machines
module qload local
makes a42us.sh available. This script creates a PS file with US-letter dimensions from a PS file with A4 dimensions.
usage: a42us.sh infile outfile

Background

Some information you may found useful in fixing documents created for A4 paper, which is a standard paper size outside the USA. Make papersize "letter" and change page size -- to 8.5 by 11. There are 72 points per inch.
%%%%A4BoundingBox: 0 0 595.28 841.89                      
BoundingBox: 0 0 612.0 792.0                            
                                    
%%595.28 841.89 0 FMBEGINPAGE               
612.0 792.0 0 FMBEGINPAGE                                                  
                                                                      
%%0 0 595.28 841.89 C                                           
0 0 612.0 792.0 C                                                       
        

Framemaker a4 paper size information

On line 1917 [of a FrameMaker doc. for A4 paper], we find
%%BeginPaperSize: A4
On lines 1919, 1967, 1999, 2106, etc., we find
595.3 841.9 0 FMBEGINPAGE
These are the dimensions of an A4 size page:
A4 paper is 8.26x11.69 inches; PostScript points are 72 points to an inch.

Paper size information

                                Dimension (pts)
Letter		8.5in x 11in    612.0  792.0
legal		8.5in x 14in	612.0  1008.0
ledger		17in  x 11in    1224.0 792.0
tabloid		11in  x 17in    792.0  1224.0
A4 		210mm x 297mm	595.28 841.89
a3		297mm x 420mm   842    1191

Remember: there are 72 PostScript points to an inch.

From FrameMaker:
/Letter 8.5 inch 11.0 inch pagedimen
/LetterSmall 7.68 inch 10.16 inch pagedimen
/Tabloid 11.0 inch 17.0 inch pagedimen
/Ledger 17.0 inch 11.0 inch pagedimen
/Legal 8.5 inch 14.0 inch pagedimen
/Statement 5.5 inch 8.5 inch pagedimen
/Executive 7.5 inch 10.0 inch pagedimen
/A3 11.69 inch 16.5 inch pagedimen
/A4 8.26 inch 11.69 inch pagedimen
/A4Small 7.47 inch 10.85 inch pagedimen
/B4 10.125 inch 14.33 inch pagedimen
/B5 7.16 inch 10.125 inch pagedimen

If you have A4 paper, the bounding box is
%%BoundingBox: 0 0 595.28 841.89
If you have US letter size paper, the bounding box is
%%SizeBoundingBox: 0 0 612.0 792.0

Last modified Thu Oct 28 12:39:29 PDT 1999