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I wanted to use Latex to make a book. But not in A4 size. I want it in 5 inch * 7 inch. The standard size for a novel.

In \documentclass[a4paper]{book}, is there anything that can replace 'a4paper' which will help me to achieve this? Or will I have to manually set all the margins and spaces?

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\documentclass{book}
    
\usepackage[paperwidth=5in,paperheight=7in]{geometry}

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other margins can also be set by that package. See documentation.

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Do I need to specify it as "article" for this? Won't "book" do? –  harisibrahimkv Jun 27 '12 at 7:19
    
sure, if you need chapters. –  Herbert Jun 27 '12 at 7:19
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