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Change paper size in mid-document

How can I use default


styles in Title page, index pages, header and footer - but the text itself as if I were using

\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=1.5cm, right=6cm]{geometry}

The point is - long lines are not convenient to read, while I want to use A4 paper - to include code listings (I can exceed right=6cm manually in verbatim environment). And code listings look better at A4 paper (otherwise I have to cut lines all the time...)

P.S. Actually I get latex from sphinx. But I'm interested in general solutions as well.

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marked as duplicate by egreg, Harish Kumar, Marco Daniel, percusse, Tom Bombadil Aug 23 '12 at 20:40

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you can change the geometry options for the page that follows; and then


get you back to the initial config.

Here's a MWE:

\usepackage[top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=1.5cm, right=6cm]{geometry}
\newgeometry{top=2.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, left=1.5cm, right=2.5cm}

Here's the result:

enter image description here

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MWE gives me: Undefined control sequence. l.7 \newgeometry. I'm also interested in specifiying newgeometry inside a single page. Is it possible? – Adobe Aug 16 '12 at 16:20
I don't have the Undefined control sequence warning here (maybe it's a sphinx issue). Specifying a new geometry within a single page is precisely what the example does: both \newgeometry and \restoregeometry commands will start a clear page by their very definition (I only added the \clearpage commands to illustrate it). Please, check if this question is not a duplicate to <…;, as suggested by egreg (if so, consider closing this question) – henrique Aug 16 '12 at 21:29
I've googled my udefined newgeometry and found out that I have an outdated texlive and in particular - outdated geometry (I'm on kubutnu 12.04). I'm now updating it all (using the ppa) - and I think everything will be working after that. – Adobe Aug 17 '12 at 11:56
Now it works - but I get the page breaks even without \clearpage. – Adobe Aug 17 '12 at 13:43

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