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If one were type setting a business letter on A4 paper he might use:


Is this correct for A4 size paper? And what would the measurements be for letter paper?

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It depends on what you want or what are the preferences of the country you wrote the letter. With KOMA-Script class scrlttr2 you get a very good typing area for example for german letters. – Kurt Feb 21 '13 at 0:35
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You can use the layout package to retrieve the lengths:





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Using the geometry package, you can easily change these settings.

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It is better to use geometry package. Put it in his preamble.



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Should it be 0pt? – jhstuckey Feb 21 '13 at 0:28
@jhstuckey: I just copied his margins given in your question. It should not be zero in most cases. – kiss my armpit Feb 21 '13 at 0:31
that's the question: what the margins are for business letters. – jhstuckey Feb 21 '13 at 0:34
@jhstuckey: It should be from 2cm to 2.5cm (in my personal preference). – kiss my armpit Feb 21 '13 at 0:48

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