# pdfLaTeX book question

Joshua Lutes joshua at lutes.me
Thu Apr 2 12:41:42 MDT 2009

Hey guys,

I'm trying to format my journal so I can print it out and have a hard
copy.  I am trying to use LaTeX.  I can't figure out how to set the
paper size to 5.5in by 8.5in,  I used the following and it comes out
at 8.5in by 11in noting that the package geometry recieved an
overspecification in the h and v directions.

\documentclass{book}
\title{2008}
\author{Joshua Lutes}

\usepackage[total={5.5in,8.5in},margin=0.5in,inner=0.625in,nofoot]{geometry}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\frontmatter
This is a journal by Joshua F Lutes.
\mainmatter
2008
\chapter{May}
\section*{10 May 2008 Saturday}
...
\end{document}

Any ideas?  The things I've found online haven't seemed terribly
facile.  Thanks,

Joshua