Re: R-beta: default paper size

Peter Dalgaard BSA (p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk)
03 Apr 1998 18:44:50 +0200


To: Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca>
Subject: Re: R-beta: default paper size
From: Peter Dalgaard BSA <p.dalgaard@biostat.ku.dk>
Date: 03 Apr 1998 18:44:50 +0200
In-Reply-To: Bill Simpson's message of Fri, 3 Apr 1998 10:22:22 -0600 (CST)

Bill Simpson <wsimpson@uwinnipeg.ca> writes:

> 
> After some paper clipping problems I checked options() and saw that the
> default paper size was a4; I need US Letter.  So as per instructions I
> uncommented the R_PAPERSIZE line in config.site,
> R_PAPERSIZE=letter
> 
> Restarting R, everything is still the same though.  I guess I have to
> reinstall?
> That seems awkward.  Is there a way a prompt ("a4 or letter paper?") can
> be inserted in the normal install procedure? Or at least explain in
> INSTALL that this change to config.site needs to be done prior to
> installing.
> 
> Thanks for any help.
> 
> Bill Simpson

You can fix it in the start-up script:

....
# Default Printer Paper Size
# Choose one of the following
# R_PAPERSIZE="a4"
# R_PAPERSIZE="letter"
# R_PAPERSIZE="none"
R_PAPERSIZE=a4
export R_PAPERSIZE
....

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