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need a A3 Paper in a A4 book

Postby masterage » Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:12 pm

Hello friends,

i need to include some A3 paper into my A4 book. (big pictures) But i have no clue how to do it. Do you have an idea ?

Best wishes


btw.: I am using LYX 1.5.1

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Postby gmedina » Thu Jul 30, 2009 7:18 pm


this other thread contains useful suggestions. I don't know how to work with LyX, though.

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Postby remusmp » Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:36 pm


I just wrote this solution - it needs memoir!
  1. \newenvironment{ChangeToA3Paper}{%
  2. \newlength\oldtextwidth
  3. \oldtextwidth=\the\textwidth
  4. \newpage
  5. \pageaiii % Change page to A3: 297mm x 420mm
  6. \setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{\paperwidth} % Change the pdf page
  7. \setlength{\pdfpageheight}{\paperheight} % Change the pdf height
  8. \setlength{\textwidth}{\the\paperwidth-\the\spinemargin-\the\foremargin} % Change the textwidth
  9. \begin{adjustwidth}{0cm}{-87mm} % Enlarge the right margin by: 297 - 210 = 87mm
  10. }
  11. {
  12. \end{adjustwidth}
  13. \newpage
  14. \pageaiv % Change page to A4: 210mm x 297mm
  15. \setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{\paperwidth} % Change the pdf page
  16. \setlength{\pdfpageheight}{\paperheight} % Change the pdf height
  17. \textwidth=\the\oldtextwidth
  18. }

Embed your A3 content in \begin{ChangeToA3Paper} and \end{ChangeToA3Paper}.


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Postby Stalemate » Sun Jan 27, 2013 3:04 pm


If someone can give me a hand regarding the above discussion it would be great.

Basically I want to have A4 pages with the occasional A3 page, within my document. I have just installed the lyx 2.0.5 bundle on windows 7, and have worked through tutorials and know the basic use (but I am a total beginner).

I tried the pdfpages package, to insert a single A3 page pdf file. But it remains as an A4 page when I preview the pdf output.

Also, this to me isn't a good solution. Ideally I want to have figs and text on the a3 page that will show up in the LOF and TOC, with page numbers. I don't think adding the external pdf file can do this?

So the next solution posted using Memoir means nothing to me... where do you put this code, and how do you embed using the \begin \end?

Appreciate any help!

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