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Change \textwidth and \textheight in mid-document

is there a way to adjust the vertical margins, i.e. left and right, on a single page / a certain region (the table of contents in my case) of a TeX document?

The reason why I'm asking is, that I've got a simple TeX-Article with two columns, therefor I set the margins left and right to somewhat around 2cm. However, I did not apply multicols on the table of contents (as I do not want that). Now the toc stretches over the full page width, which I find very ugly. Ideally it would have an individual width of 2/3 of the page, somewhat around 12cm.

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marked as duplicate by lockstep, Martin Schröder, Marco Daniel, percusse, clemens Aug 23 '12 at 14:56

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@lockstep The solution given there uses \newgeometry that forces a page break. – egreg Jan 6 '12 at 12:05
@egreg Thanks -- I normally start ToC's on a new page, so I didn't think abput \newgeometrys limitation. (And +1 for your answer.) – lockstep Jan 6 '12 at 12:07
@egreg Looking at the question title again, it reads "on a single page". ;-) – lockstep Jan 6 '12 at 12:09
@lockstep "on a single page / a certain region". Maybe scravy can make the question more precise. – egreg Jan 6 '12 at 12:21
@egreg: As the OP accepted your answer, the correct tag seems to be {indentation}, not {margins}. – lockstep Jan 6 '12 at 19:53
up vote 6 down vote accepted

A practical way might be


The center environment however, introduces vertical space; you could also use


Take your pick.

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thanks, that's exact what I was searching for. – scravy Jan 6 '12 at 12:32

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