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I am new to using LaTeX in general, and I am using a custom documentclass (.cls file seems to be generated from a .dtx file) to prepare a work report. I am struggling to change the font to Times New Roman for the entire report; I used the following command as suggested in the answers to similar questions posted here, but the resulting PDF document somehow got NimbusRomNo9L-Regu:


%WORKAROUND to change the report body font size to 11pt

%Times new Roman

I also need to modify the margin of lettersize paper. Your help is greatly appreciated.

UPDATE: I tried using geometry package for changing margins, but it did not change the margin of the output. I noticed some codes in the .dtx file that seems to set all margins to be 1.5in; I need this to be changed so that left margin is set at 1.5in while others are set at 1.0in:

% The left and right margins will be set to 1.5 inches wide; the top
% and bottom margins will be set to 1.0 inches wide.  This is required
% by Section 9.8.5 of the CESRM~\cite{ref:cesrm}.
% We piggy-back on the standard \textsf{fullpage} package, but use one
% of the internal variables |\FP@margin|, so we need to declare this
% length if it does not exist.
%    \begin{macrocode}

As suggested by Werner, the File list from .log is as follows:

*File List*
uw-wkrpt.cls    2003/05/20 v2.6 U. of Waterloo work reports
article.cls    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX document class
size12.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
ifthen.sty    2001/05/26 v1.1c Standard LaTeX ifthen package (DPC)
fullpage.sty    1999/02/23 1.1 (PWD)
setspace.sty    2011/12/19 v6.7a set line spacing
url.sty    2006/04/12  ver 3.3  Verb mode for urls, etc.
textcase.sty    2004/10/07 v0.07 Text only upper/lower case changing (DPC)
geometry.sty    2010/09/12 v5.6 Page Geometry
keyval.sty    1999/03/16 v1.13 key=value parser (DPC)
ifpdf.sty    2011/01/30 v2.3 Provides the ifpdf switch (HO)
ifvtex.sty    2010/03/01 v1.5 Switches for detecting VTeX and its modes (HO)
ifxetex.sty    2010/09/12 v0.6 Provides ifxetex conditional
size11.clo    2007/10/19 v1.4h Standard LaTeX file (size option)
mathptmx.sty    2005/04/12 PSNFSS-v9.2a Times w/ Math, improved (SPQR, WaS) 
graphicx.sty    1999/02/16 v1.0f Enhanced LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
graphics.sty    2009/02/05 v1.0o Standard LaTeX Graphics (DPC,SPQR)
trig.sty    1999/03/16 v1.09 sin cos tan (DPC)
graphics.cfg    2007/01/18 v1.5 graphics configuration of teTeX/TeXLive
pdftex.def    2011/05/27 v0.06d Graphics/color for pdfTeX
infwarerr.sty    2010/04/08 v1.3 Providing info/warning/message (HO)
ltxcmds.sty    2011/04/18 v1.20 LaTeX kernel commands for general use (HO)
chngcntr.sty    2009/09/02 v1.0a change counter resetting
ot1ptm.fd    2001/06/04 font definitions for OT1/ptm.
ot1ztmcm.fd    2000/01/03 Fontinst v1.801 font definitions for OT1/ztmcm.
omlztmcm.fd    2000/01/03 Fontinst v1.801 font definitions for OML/ztmcm.
omsztmcm.fd    2000/01/03 Fontinst v1.801 font definitions for OMS/ztmcm.
omxztmcm.fd    2000/01/03 Fontinst v1.801 font definitions for OMX/ztmcm.
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If you indent lines by 4 spaces, they'll be marked as a code sample. You can also highlight the code and click the "code" button (with {} on it). –  Werner Jan 5 '12 at 4:40
This .dtx file you mention, is that the document class? As in, uw-wkrpt.dtx? There should be a uw-wkrpt.cls file which represents the document class. What was the actual code that you used with geometry: \usepackage[left=1.5in,top=1in,bottom=1in,right=1in]{geometry}? If this did/does not work, add \listfiles above \documentclass and compile. Then, extract all the information contained within your .log file after **File List** (near the end of the .log file) and include it in your post. This will give us an indication of package dates and perhaps some conflicts. –  Werner Jan 5 '12 at 4:44
A minimal document with the uw-wkrpt document class including only geometry with options \usepackage[paperwidth=4in,paperheight=4in,margin=.5in]{geometry} yields a 4inx4in page with the appropriate margins. As such, you must be doing something different. Please provide an MWE that duplicates your problem. Do so by stripping everything while still having the problem, and post exactly that. –  Werner Jan 5 '12 at 5:35

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This is completely normal, since Nimbus Roman No9 L could be considered the "free version" of the regular Times New Roman. The mathptmx package selects this font as the default font for the document, and provides math and symbol support from other fonts. For actually using the Times True Type Font (TTF), much more work is required, with perhaps a similar outcome (if not worse, in terms of math usage). The txfonts package also provides "Times-like" math support.

For modifying the page margin, the best option would be to use the geometry package. You can modify the margins at package load by specifying


or by using \geometry{<options>} after loading the package. Margins are modified using a comma separated key-value approach such as top=1in (leaves a 1in top margin), bottom=2cm (leaves a 2cm bottom margin), left=50pt (leaves a 50pt left margin) and right=20bp (leaves a 20bp right margin). Alternatively, for equal margins, use margin=15mm (say), which sets all four to be the same. See the geometry documentation for more key-value options, and how to set them.

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