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PAPERSIZE(5)		      File Formats Manual		  PAPERSIZE(5)

NAME
       papersize - specify preferred paper size

SYNOPSYS
       ${prefix}/etc/papersize

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).

PAPER NAMES
       The  following  names  are commonly understood by programs: a3, a4, a5,
       b5, letter, legal, executive, note and 11x17.

       Additional paper	names that one may encounter are: a0, a1, a2, a6,  a7,
       a8,  a9,	a10, b0, b1, b2, b3, b4, tabloid, statement, note, halfletter,
       halfexecutive, folio,  quarto,  ledger,	archA,	archB,	archC,	archD,
       archE, flsa, flse, csheet, dsheet, esheet and 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  let-
       ter as a	fall-back value

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 com-
       ments in	the file; they may also	require	that the  paper	 names	use  a
       specific	capitalization.

DOCUMENTATION
       Yves Arrouye <arrouye@debian.org>

SEE ALSO
       paperconf(1)
       paperconfig(8)

								  PAPERSIZE(5)

NAME | SYNOPSYS | DESCRIPTION | PAPER NAMES | CAVEATS | DOCUMENTATION | SEE ALSO

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