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I am writing my thesis and using the excellent classicthesis package. My university has strict margin guidelines for submission (left = 1.5in, right = 1in, top = 1in, bottom = 1in). I played around a little using the areaset command to modify the textwidth and was able to get the right margins after some iterations. But i was wondering if anyone could help me with an elegant way to do it so that I can replicate it in the future for other specifications.

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I think that would defeat the purpose of using classicthesis, which is to emulate the layout of The Elements of Typographic Style. I would use memoir instead. – Emre Jul 4 '11 at 5:13
I understand. In fact I would be using the default settings when I publish my thesis on Lulu. But I need the settings to comply with university requirements. – Ramnath Jul 4 '11 at 5:16
try the geometry package – pmav99 Jul 4 '11 at 6:54

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Although, as others have said, this defeats the purpose of classicthesis, you can use the geometry package to setup whatever margins you wish:

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