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How do I change the margin of all pages?

I want the latex page be .25 in margin around all the pages.

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Maybe one should add for clarification that from a typographical point of view it considered bad style to just set all margins to an identical fixed value. In typography the page margins are at a specific geometric relation compared to for example the page aspect ratio and other things. For some more explanation compare for example the KOMA Script Guide, Section " Fundamentals of Page Layout". –  Benedikt Bauer Jan 22 '13 at 0:01
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Welcome to TX.SX! Your question is probably already answered here. –  mafp Jan 22 '13 at 0:05

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Adding this to the header of your document will set a 0.25in margin for every side of the page:

\usepackage[margin=0.25in]{geometry}

A good website for reference is: http://kb.mit.edu/confluence/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=3907057

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