When you create a new document in Microsoft Word, you get a standard blank document with the right margins. Moreover when that document is exported to PDF, you are satisfied with the layout.
Over and over I have tried to get the best out of LaTeX, to make it standard looking but I have failed. Using
geometry packages with custom sizes doesn't give best results.
What settings would you use if you were to mimic a Word portrait document in LaTeX ?
I'm not concerned with fonts, CM fonts are my favourite.