1. NAME

papersize - specify preferred paper size

2. SYNOPSYS

/etc/papersize

3. DESCRIPTION

The

papersize file is used to specify the preferred paper size to use by available commands and programs generating documents.

The format of this file is extremely simple: whitespace and anything starting with `#' is ignored, and the name of the paper is the first string found; the case in the name of the paper does not import (see

CAVEATS section however).

4. PAPER NAMES

The following names are commonly understood by programs:

a3\fP, a4, a5,

b5\fP, letter, legal, executive, note and

R 11x17 .

Additional paper names that one may encounter are:

a0\fP, a1, a2, a6, a7, a8, a9, a10,

b0\fP, b1, b2, b3, b4, tabloid,

statement\fP, note,

halfletter\fP, halfexecutive, folio, quarto, ledger,

archA\fP, archB, archC, archD, archE, flsa,

flse\fP, csheet, dsheet, esheet and

R 10x14 .

The value of the

papersize file can be overrideen by looking in order at the

PAPERSIZE environment variable, then at the contents of the file specified by the

PAPERCONF environment variable. If the

papersize file does not exist, programs using the paper library default to using

letter as a fall-back value

5. CAVEATS

This manual page documents the format of the

papersize file that is read by the

libpaper library. Some programs that read this file do not yet use the library and may have trouble ignoring whitespace and comments in the file; they may also require that the paper names use a specific capitalization.

6. DOCUMENTATION

Yves Arrouye < >

7. SEE ALSO

R paperconf (1)

R paperconfig (8)