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I am sure this is a very simple question, but here it goes.

I am writing a document (using the report document class) that requires one inch margins on the top and bottom of the page. I used the geometry package to set the margins as follows:

\usepackage[paperwidth=8.5in,left=1.5in,right=1.0in,top=1.0in,bottom=1.0in,
  paperheight=11.0in]{geometry}

I want the page numbers to also appear 1 inch from the bottom of the page (in the center). By default they appear within the margin and are less than 1 inch from the bottom of the page. How can I fix this?

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up vote 14 down vote accepted

Add includefoot to the keywords for geometry:

\usepackage[paperwidth=8.5in,paperheight=11.0in,
  left=1.5in,right=1.0in,top=1.0in,bottom=1.0in,
  includefoot,heightrounded]{geometry}

Adding also heightrounded is better, although it could slightly modify the top or bottom margin, because it ensures that an integer number of lines fits the text block.

Not that having those margins makes for a good layout, of course. But I understand that you can have some requirements to satisfy.

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