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I am writting my thesis book in LaTeX and I have a problem with the page size.

This is my preamble:

\documentclass[11pt,a5paper,headinclude=true,footinclude=true]{scrbook}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[spanish,activeacute]{babel}

\usepackage[linedheaders,parts,pdfspacing]{../classicthesis}

The page borders space is too large when I print my document. Are the a5paper sizes optimal for theses? Is better a4paper?

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The two "standards" are letterpaper and a4paper. a5paper is half of a4paper, which accounts for the seemingly large borders around your printout. Add \usepackage{showframe} to your preamble to see the actual borders, then modify to a4paper and do the same. –  Werner Sep 19 '12 at 22:57
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If your institution does not have a particular format to follow I suggest you to use the class report with a4paper. –  Sigur Sep 20 '12 at 1:07
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note that the package classicthesis gives you quite wide borders in both a5 and a4. Which might be a good thing. Have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/71172/… The typearea package in the KOMA-Script can calculate your borders (see the scrguide) –  Rough Dude Sep 20 '12 at 8:09

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