Re: [Rd] Links to non-vignette documentation

From: Hin-Tak Leung <hin-tak.leung_at_cimr.cam.ac.uk>
Date: Fri 24 Feb 2006 - 14:47:00 GMT

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
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>>\usepackage{pdfpages}
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> That's a nice hack. You probably want the "fitpaper" option on the
> \includepdf command, so that you don't get an extra border around the
> page. For example, this file test.Rnw
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> The only disadvantages I see are that both the test.pdf and response.pdf
> files got built into the package (but only test.pdf shows up in the
> index), and that test.pdf is a lot larger than response.pdf. (This may
> be because response.pdf was small; I haven't checked if the increase is
> additive or multiplicative).
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I like pdfpages and do use it from time to time (as frequently as every couple of weeks for filling expense/travel/claim forms) - but in fact it isn't shipped with tetex 1.0 and is not in the site-wise LaTeX installation in my work location. (and luckily I am not using the site-wise one...). I checked and pdfpages was added to tetex in Oct 2001 and is in tetex 2.0 which was released in feb 2003; but sites could be slow in upgrading... so such constructions would break on sites which hasn't upgraded their LaTeX installation in the last 3 years.

HTL



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