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The upper margin is supposed to be 1" throughout my document. In the table of contents it changes from 1" to less than 1". How may I make it consistent?

Note: I am using the pwasu.sty style file from my university. I contacted them regarding this and other issues. Their only response was that if it doesn't meet the requirements then I must change it (no suggestion for resolution).

My .tex code:



\parskip 7.2pt
\parindent 0.5in


% Macro for List of Symbols
\def\listofsymbols{\input{memoir/symbols} \clearpage}
\def\addsymbol #1: #2#3{$#1$ \> \parbox{5.45in}{#2 \dotfill \pageref{#3}}\\}


% put your abstract here
This is the abstract.

\flushleft{Enter your dedication text here}

\hspace{0.5in} Enter your acknowledgement text here.


\cftlocalchange{toc}{400pt}{0cm}% change settings to suppress dots
\cftaddtitleline{toc}{chapter}{CHAPTER}{}% add word "CHAPTER"
\cftlocalchange{toc}{1.55em}{2.55em}% restore original settings %\cftlocalchange{toc}{1.55em}{2.55em}% restore original settings


%\chapter*{List of Symbols\hfill} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{LIST OF      





\setcounter{page}{1} \pagenumbering{arabic} %


\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section} 
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\subsection{This is a subsection}

\section{This is a section} 
\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section} 
\subsection{This is a subsection}


\section{This is a section}
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\subsection{This is a subsection} 

\section{This is a section} 
\section{This is a section}
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\section{This is a section} 
\section{This is a section} 
\section{This is a section}
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\subsection{This is a subsection}
\subsection{This is a subsection}

\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section}
\section{This is a section} 



The pwasu.sty file:

% pwasu.sty  ASU theses/dissertations
% brief instructions at the beginning
% Usage:
% ============================
% A template for a thesis is provided in the file 'asthesis.tex',
% available from the same place where you obtained this file.
% In the following I will introduce some commands defined:
% ============================
% \settitle               % title of dissertation.
% \setauthor              % author of dissertation.
% \masters                % use if going for a Masters degree
% \doctors                % use if going for a PhD
% \setdefdate             % defence date
% \setgraddate            % graduation date
% \setchair               % committee chair
% \setmembers             % committee members
% \setdedication          % set dedication
% \asuabstract            % abstract
% \asuacknowledgements    % acknowledgements
% \biosketch              % biographical
% With all the names, you are ready to start your journey
% I will show you how.
% Roll down, skip all the definitions.
% Find a session that starts with 'Here it is!'

\ProvidesPackage{pwasu}[2009/04/18 v0.3 ASU thesis]
%% Only works with the memoir class!
  \PackageError{pwasu}{The pwasu package only works with the memoir class}{\@ehd}}
% Some useful lengths for layout purposes

%% set up margins, assuming letterpaper (8.5 by 11) stock
% left, right and textwidth

%% for main body
%% bottom of text at 1in, footer below
%% top of header at 1in, first text line double spaced below base of header
\setlength{\linespace}{\baselineskip} %% the current equivalent of \onelineskip
\setlength{\lowermargin}{2in}  %  This number was changed from 2in to 3in
\setlength{\footskip}{\onelineskip}  % This looks like it may set the lower margin and was changed from "\onelineskip" to 2in
%% the fiddle lengths (..ta.. for title/approval page, others for prelims)
%% (determined by many trials and errors)
\setlength{\botfiddle}{0pt} % actually this is not used


%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% pagestyles
%% the main text

%% for continuation pages of the ToC, LoF, LoT, LoS
  \makeevenhead{toc}{CHAPTER}{}{Page}  %  The name "CHAPTER" should be made uppercase to match the ASU style
  \makeoddhead{toc}{CHAPTER}{}{Page}  %  The name "CHAPTER" should be made uppercase to match the ASU style



%% use pagestyle{plain} for prelims

%% chapter style
\setlength{\beforechapskip} {-1\topfiddle}
\setlength{\afterchapskip} {\onelineskip}
  \setlength{\beforechapskip}{-0.4in}  %  Changed from -0.4in to -3.4in
  \renewcommand*{\printchapternum}{\centering\chapnumfont \thechapter}
%% chapter style for appendices, text comes on following page
  \renewcommand*{\printchapternum}{\centering\chapnumfont \thechapter}

%%% different chapter style for appendices, (and double spaced?)


%%% (subsub)section styles

%%%% Do the ToC

\renewcommand{\contentsname}{TABLE OF CONTENTS}
\renewcommand{\listfigurename}{LIST OF FIGURES}
\renewcommand{\listtablename}{LIST OF TABLES}
\renewcommand*{\tocheadstart}{\vspace*{-\topfiddle}}  %  This controls the space between the top of the page and the text "TABLE OF CONTENTS"
  \par\nobreak \mbox{}\hfill{\normalfont Page}\par\nobreak}

%\renewcommand*{\aftertoctitle}{\thispagestyle{plain}\par\nobreak\mbox{}\hfill{\MakeUppercase Chapter}\par\nobreak}

%  \cftchapterfont\cftdotfill{\cftchapterdotsep}}
%\renewcommand*{\cftchaptername}{CHAPTER~}  %  this was commented out
%%% no extra space before the entry
\setlength{\cftbeforechapterskip}{0pt plus 0pt}
%% no extra 'chapter' space in LoF/LoT



%% And the LoF and LoT
\renewcommand*{\lofheadstart}{\vspace*{-\topfiddle}}  %  Changed from -\topfiddle
  \par\nobreak {\normalfont Figure \hfill Page}\par\nobreak}

\renewcommand*{\lotheadstart}{\vspace*{-\topfiddle}}   %  Changed from -\topfiddle
  \par\nobreak {\normalfont Table \hfill Page}\par\nobreak}

%%% general macro for Abstract, etc., headings
\newcommand*{\pretoctitle}[1]{{\clearpage\centering \vspace*{-\topfiddle}#1\par}} %  Changed from -\topfiddle

%%% Start the ABSTRACT

%% make it easy to center any dedication
\newcommand{\setdedication}[1]{\def\asudedication{{\clearpage\mbox{}\vfill\centering #1 \par\vfill\clearpage}}}
%\setdedication{All for my parrot}


%% for any headings after the tocloft and before the main body
%% for REFERENCE section

%%% put your biographical text in this environment
%% \begin{biosketch} Im a person who has accomplished .... \end{biosketch}
%  \pretoctitle{BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH}\thispagestyle{plain}\SingleSpacing}%
%  {}

%% for the title page and approval page.
\newcommand{\settitle}[1]{\def\asutitle{#1}}  % your title
\newcommand{\setauthor}[1]{\def\asuauthor{#1}} % you
\newcommand{\setdoctype}[1]{\def\asudoctype{#1}} % document type (e.g., thesis)
\newcommand{\masters}{\def\asudegree{Doctor of Philosophy}}
\newcommand{\doctors}{\def\asudegree{Doctor of Philosophy}}
\newcommand{\setdefdate}[1]{\def\asudefdate{#1}} % defense date
\newcommand{\setgraddate}[1]{\def\asugraddate{#1}} % graduation date
\newcommand{\setchair}[1]{\def\asuchair{#1, Chair}} % Committee chair
\newcommand{\setchairs}[2]{\def\asuchair{#1, Co-Chair \\ #2, Co-Chair}} %Co-Chairs
\newcommand{\setmembers}[1]{\def\asumembers{#1\par}} % the other committee members

%'Here it is!'
% Use them like this, and if you dont use them then you will
% get unacceptable title and/or approval pages
% Change this part for your own title

\settitle{Thesis Title}

% Change this part for you name
\setauthor{Author Name Goes Here}

% comment out the part you dont need using '%' and free the part you need

%%\masters  % going for a Masters degree
\doctors % going for a PhD

% set your date
\setdefdate{August 2013}

% set your graduation date
\setgraddate{December 2013}
% who is your chair
\setchair{Chair Name}

% and members
\setmembers{{Member One Name} \\ {Member Two Name} \\ {Member Three Name} \\ {Member Four Name}}

% \setmembers{{example} \ {example}}
% your dedication


%%% typesets the TITLE page
\asutitle \\ by \\ \asuauthor

A \asudoctype\ Presented in Partial Fulfillment \\
of the Requirements for the Degree \\

Approved \asudefdate\ by the \\
Graduate Supervisory Committee: \\[-0.5\onelineskip]
\asuchair \\


%%% typesets the APPROVAL page
%%\asutitle \\ by \\ \asuauthor \\[3\onelineskip]
%%has been approved \\


%%Graduate Supervisory Committee: \\[-0.5\onelineskip]
%%\asuchair \\

% you don't want to say that before it actually is.

%% use the asu chapterstyle

%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% end of *.sty file
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closed as unclear what you're asking by Christian Hupfer, Kurt, Martin Schröder, ienissei, Zarko Jun 25 at 22:35

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

Is this the same question: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/122657/… – Marco Daniel Jul 6 '13 at 8:44
No, there are two problems with the same code. I posted two questions because I have two problems. – spirulerlocus Jul 7 '13 at 12:53
I know this is an old question, but is there any chance you can turn this into an MWE? (I'm going to assume pwasu.sty is immutable, so that can stay as-is if you like.) – Sean Allred Aug 1 '15 at 21:50