pdfLaTeX book question

Hans Fugal hans at fugal.net
Thu Apr 2 13:00:07 MDT 2009

You might try A5 paper which is pretty close to half letter. Or you
might give lyx a try and let it worry about the nasty tex stuff. Or,
just use letter and a largish font and 2-up it in your favorite manner.

Joshua Lutes wrote:
> 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
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