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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
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@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

For the record, the solution I chose uses pdfpages:

% No margins at all
\documentclass[paper=a5,pagesize=pdftex,DIV=100]{scrbook}

\begin{document}
\input{title}
\end{document}

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

\input{title.tex}

with

\includepdf{title_standalone.pdf}

in my main document.

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

Example:

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{titlepage}
\begin{document}
\begin{fullsizetitle}
\blindtext[13]
\end{fullsizetitle}
\end{document}

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

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