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need a A3 Paper in a A4 book

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Postby masterage on Thu Jul 30th, 2009

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 on Thu Jul 30th, 2009


this other thread contains useful suggestions. I don't know how to work with LyX, though.
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Postby remusmp on Wed Jun 22nd, 2011


I just wrote this solution - it needs memoir!
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\pageaiii % Change page to A3: 297mm x 420mm
\setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{\paperwidth} % Change the pdf page
\setlength{\pdfpageheight}{\paperheight} % Change the pdf height
\setlength{\textwidth}{\the\paperwidth-\the\spinemargin-\the\foremargin} % Change the textwidth
\begin{adjustwidth}{0cm}{-87mm} % Enlarge the right margin by: 297 - 210 = 87mm
\pageaiv % Change page to A4: 210mm x 297mm
\setlength{\pdfpagewidth}{\paperwidth} % Change the pdf page
\setlength{\pdfpageheight}{\paperheight} % Change the pdf height

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

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Postby Stalemate on Sun Jan 27th, 2013


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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