# BCOR not part of paper dimensions

First of all: This is my first attempt using to the KOMA-classes.

It seems to me that the binding correction is not taken into account in what I am trying right now. If I understand typearea right, the following example should have a very tight outer margin.

\documentclass[10pt,twoside]{scrreprt}

\KOMAoptions{BCOR=5cm,paper=18cm:19cm,pagesize}
\areaset{12cm}{16cm}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\recalctypearea

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}


However, this looks exactly the same as when I remove the BCOR.

How do I get my PDF to be the size of the paper on which the text should be printed (so with BCOR included)? I don't mind that on-screen the inner margins will look out of proportion.

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It works if you apply the BCOR option after \areaset.

\documentclass[10pt,twoside]{scrreprt}

\areaset{12cm}{16cm}
\KOMAoptions{BCOR=5cm,paper=18cm:19cm,pagesize}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\recalctypearea

\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}

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Great! Thank you! –  jmc Jun 16 '12 at 14:32

\areaset has an optional argument to handle BCOR.

\documentclass[10pt,twoside,
paper=18cm:19cm,pagesize
]{scrreprt}

\areaset[5cm]{12cm}{16cm}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}


If BCOR is already set you can use the symbolic value current:

\documentclass[10pt,twoside,
BCOR=5cm,paper=18cm:19cm,pagesize
]{scrreprt}

\areaset[current]{12cm}{16cm}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\lipsum[1-10]
\end{document}

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