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The scrbook class calculates margins automatically. For the title page of a book, I would like no margins at all, so that the text would be centered properly.

How can I disable all margins for the title page, and then reactivate them for the inside of the book?

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Just FYI, the title page is inside the book, and should have normal margins. A book cover is not produced by the \maketitle macro – Koma script recommends (correctly) that a book cover resides in a separate document. – Konrad Rudolph Aug 12 '11 at 15:52
Thanks for your comment @Konrad. I was not mentioning the book cover, the title page. – ℝaphink Aug 12 '11 at 16:10
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The geometry package offers you the \newgeometry and \restoregeometry commands to change page dimensions for some part of the document.

I would suggest, however, a different approach: design the title page as a different standalone document, with the desired page dimensions, and then use the pdfpages package to include this title page in your book.

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Right, I think the pdfpages approach is probably better. – ℝaphink Jun 7 '11 at 13:26
@Raphink: since you use a KOMA-Script class, perhaps check out the titlepage package solution of KOMA-Script below too. – Stefan Kottwitz Aug 14 '11 at 12:08

You could use the new titlepage package of KOMA-Script and its environment fullsizetitle. This gives you a page without any margin.



title page without margins

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Thanks, that's very useful. In the meanwhile, I redesigned my title page in Inskape because it was a bit too complex, so I'm sticking to PDF inclusion, but I'll keep that in mind :-) – ℝaphink Aug 14 '11 at 20:22
@Stefan Kottwitz : May I ask you what happened to the fullsizetitle-command? I fear it has not been implemented into KOMA, has it? – ClintEastwood Oct 5 '15 at 19:09
@ClintEastwood Did you use the titlepage package? – Stefan Kottwitz Oct 5 '15 at 21:30
@StefanKottwitz It cannot be found on my system (mactex). It seems that it is not part of the distribution. But why? – ClintEastwood Oct 6 '15 at 3:59
@StefanKottwitz : I mean the fullsizetitle-command (and maybe also the rest of titlepage) is so useful that it should be part of KOMA without having to install a new package. Or is it still in alpha/beta? – ClintEastwood Oct 7 '15 at 9:35

For the record, the solution I chose uses pdfpages:

% No margins at all


I build this document with pdftex first, and I replaced:




in my main document.

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I had same same issue and discovered, that for more recent versions of KOMA-Script (from 3.12 on), there is the option titlepage=firstiscover present to achieve exactly, what you were looking for.

Just use it as option for your documentclass:




the margins can be removed or likewise set as intended.

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I used that yesterday as well :-) Different margins in title and chapters – Johannes_B Jan 19 '15 at 17:12
Unfortunately, this only works for standard title pages automatically generated with the \maketitle command. Title pages defined in the titlepage environment are unaffected. – Stephen Bosch Jun 10 '15 at 12:00

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