# [tex-live] [OT] landscape class option

Zdenek Wagner wagner at cesnet.cz
Fri Dec 30 14:53:44 CET 2005

```On Fri, 30 Dec 2005, Peter Flynn wrote:

> Norbert Preining wrote:
> > Hi all!
> >
> > AM I stupid?
> >         \documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{article}
> > does not produce landscape text? Is this the intention? It does only
> > change the paperwidth and leaves the textwidth as it is. But at least
> > it changes the textheight.
> >
> > I had to use geometry to get it right, is this really necessary?
>
> I have always used the following to ensure landscape got done:
>
> \documentclass[a4paper,landscape]{article}
> \usepackage[landscape,margin=2cm]{geometry}
> \special{geometry}
>
> (bearing in mind I'm a dvips user most of the time).
>
> ///Peter
>
That's expected behaviour. LaTeX knows only the dimensions of the paper,
rotation of the text to the landscape orientation is the task of the
driver. You have to know which driver will be used for output and send the
command to it. I have commands for dvips and pdftex in my private package.

> _______________________________________________
> TeX Live mailing list
> http://tug.org/mailman/listinfo/tex-live
>

Zdenek Wagner
e-mail: wagner at cesnet.cz