{geometry} is a package that allows to change the margins of (whole) pages and, conversely, the width and height of the textblock and its positioning on the page.

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Change margins for title page [duplicate]

I am trying to change the margins for the title page - especially the top margin of the title page. How do I go about decreasing this? So, in my report, on the first page (title), the heading has a ...
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How to enlarge the header of a fancy page style? [closed]

I am using a fancy page style for my report. I am using the following code to set the width of the body: \usepackage[left=3cm, right=2.5cm, top=2.65cm, bottom=2.65cm]{geometry} However, the bar in ...
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How can I reduce the left margin in the documentclass hitec?

I am quite aware of the package geometry, but it does not seem to play nice with the hitec document class. I have looked at related questions How to reduce the margins and How can I change the margins ...
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Dimensions of the pages [duplicate]

I have used the simple dimensions top, bottom, left and right to scale all pages of my document with the geometry package. Suppose I want a few pages with different scaling and a few pages with ...
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First page bottom margin problems — fancyhdr / geometry

Can anyone please help me understand why the bottom margin on the first page spills over if I only use the geometry definitions inside the square brackets of \usepackage[]{geometry}; however, placing ...
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Bad margins while printing

I'm using geometry package like this: \usepackage[landscape]{geometry} \newgeometry{twocolumn, left=0.25cm, right=0.25cm, top=0.8cm, bottom=0.4cm} and fancyhdr package like this: ...
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My footer disappears when I increase headheight

I have created a custom simple layout with the fancyhdr package. Because the header I must use is somewhat big, LaTeX instructed me to increase the headheight to at least a minimum value. The problem ...
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Problems shrinking margins with fncychap and memoir class

Hullo all. I am typing/editing a doc using the memoir class and Bjornstrup fancy chapter headings. Whenever I try to adjust [shrink] the margins using the geometry package, 'odd' things happen: the ...
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What would the equivalent \setlength commands be for letter and A4 paper?

If one were type setting a business letter on A4 paper he might use: \setlength{\textheight}{215mm} \setlength{\textwidth}{160mm} \setlength{\oddsidemargin}{0pt} \setlength{\topmargin}{-20pt} ...
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Custom geometry for a first chapter page?

On normal pages I have header and no footer. On first chapter page -- I have footer (with page number) and no header. Hence I need: \newgeometry{top=2cm, bottom=1.2cm, left=1.5cm, right=1.7cm} for ...
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Odd-even margin

I am writing a book and I need to set the odd/even margin on the binding side. \usepackage[top=2cm, bottom=2cm, left=1cm, right=1cm, headsep=14pt]{geometry} I need left = 2.1cm for odd pages and ...
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A perpendicular line to a plane in 3D

I have two line segments identified by two end points each. Two line segments are in the same plane and intersecting at a point. I would like to draw a line (normal of the plane) passing through the ...
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Is there any way to make two pages per sheet (landscape) and the page numbering appears as if each column was a page?

I want to make a landscape sheet with two pages (like two columns) and I want that the page numbering to be a number per page (a number per column) instead of a number per sheet. I use ...
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Attempts to manually change \linewidth ignored by LaTeX [closed]

I was going to try to answer the question: How can I change the geometry of a page on the chapter header page only, and return to normal on the next page? It didn't seem like it should be too ...
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How can I change the geometry of a page on the chapter header page only, and return to normal on the next page?

Edit: It would appear that I wasn't clear in my reasoning as to why I wanted to do this.. I would like to design a way that I can have a chapter intro page that is full width, so I can fill it up ...
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How can I change the margins in LaTeX? [duplicate]

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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Change behavior of geometry for all pages

I'm using the llncs document class and wanted to change the margin of all pages, using the geometry package. I use the following command: ...
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How do I get letter sized paper when I am using the res.cls margin option

Here is the first part of my code sorry I'm new to TeX but this is really annoying me also using the geometry package doesn't work and neither does \documentclass[margin, letterpaper]{res} ... ... % ...
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Pgfplots gives spurious lines in external mode with geometry

This is not a major problem but all the same I would like to confirm that I am not doing anything wrong. Geometry package with showframe=true option is used to see if all the figures are within the ...
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fancyhdr not centering after changed geometry

I have a document with different page margins, so I have to change geometry settings after fancyhdr loaded. However, the width of header after geometry is not correct. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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All the document in only one long and continuous page

Well, may be this is not really useful, but I've thought if it was possible to put all the document in one long page. I mean, if your document is going to be read in a computer, mix all the pages in ...
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Large pages with minimum page-breaking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What’s the absolute largest paper size permissible with pdflatex? I want a long document to fit in a single page. That would make proofreading easier for me. The most I ...
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geometry package doesn't change textheight?

When I compile this MWE, I get a box that takes up about 80% of a vertical page. Since I have specified max height=0.4\textheight in adjustbox, I'd expect a box half the size... is geometry not ...
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geometry options problem

I am using geometry package with \LoadClass[twocolumn]{article}. But when I use geometry, the options for left,right,top,bottom are effecting only in even pages not in odd pages. How can i change ...
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How to avoid text overflowing below bottom margin?

My document contains a title page followed by some text. In order to create my title page, I have to change the page margins on the title page using \newgeometry, and after the title page I return to ...
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How to change page margins but keep the placement of the pagemark?

I use the package geometry to adjust the page margins for my needs. However, the first page should be different. To accomplish this, I used \newgeometry, \restoregeometry which works fine, except that ...
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Adjust margins for BibTeX using LyX

I'm working on my thesis. Most of the new chapters etc start with a 2" margin on the first page. However, the Bibliography is supposed to start with an 1" margin. I left the document's default margins ...
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Change marginpar for each page

I want to be able to change the marginpar and right values for each page, depending if the page has notes or not. MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[top=3cm, bottom=3cm, left=3cm, right=8cm, ...
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Standard way of handling oversize pages?

In a book project, using \geometry{letterpaper}, there are occasional places where an oversize diagram has to be included — one much wider than a normal page — without being reduced or spread across ...
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Slight discrepancy in left/right margins

This is what I'm using: \usepackage[paper=a4paper,twoside=true,lmargin=4cm,rmargin=4cm,bindingoffset=0cm]{geometry} For some reasons, when I print out my document, there seems to be a slight 1-2mm ...
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Page margins problem with the title page and rest of the pages in the chapter

I am writing a thesis, and the university has some rules. The word Chapter should be 2in from the top of the page, and the for the rest of the pages, the text should start 1.25in from the top edge. I ...
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Overriding printer scaling defaults from within LaTeX

Edited version of question I have to produce a series of documents that need to be printed without scaling. The target users are likely to have low-level computer skills and will overlook ...
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Changing text area for Table of Contents in Koma Script

My friend is just about to submit her Diplomarbeit (German M.Sc.) and she bumped into a tiny corner of Koma-Script. The Table of Contents was just a tiny bit too long. Thus, one chapter was forced ...
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Increasing left margins when using scrbook with geometry

I am producing a very large book and need to shift the pages just a little to the right because of excess content generated in the left margin. I cannot have it set both margins bigger as the problem ...
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How to set page geometry for a single page only? [closed]

I want to change the geometry for a single page only. I set the geometry for the whole document using: \usepackage[left=1cm,right=2cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2.5cm,footnotesep=0.5cm]{geometry} The ...
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Different bottom border value for footnotes [closed]

I'm using the geometry package to define the borders of my document: \usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2.9cm,top=3.5cm,bottom=3cm,footnotesep=0.5cm]{geometry} That means the bottom of the text and the ...
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Longtable doesn't work well with geometry [closed]

I would like to produce document with multiple longtables inside. I need to customize my headers with fancyhdr placing graphics inside it and modyfying page geometry. But then longtables have problems ...
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How do you increase the margin width of a latex document? [duplicate]

I am not able to fit my equation onto one line so I want to increase the margin of the page (it looks like it is quite big by default anyway. Does anyone know how to do this? Here is my template ...
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Stacking tables with the geometry package included

I am new to LaTeX. I am trying to stack tables one on top of another but I seem to be having a problem doing that while including the geometry package. I am doing this in order to simulate very ...
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How to change the margins of ‎the only‎ first page ‎of‎ ‎‎each‎ ‎‎‎chapter‎?‎

I'm‎ using ‎the ‎geometry package in the ‎book‎ class‎ ‎and now I ‎want‎ the margins of the first page of each chapter ‎to‎ be, for example, top=50mm, ‎bottom=50mm‎, ‎left=50mm‎, ‎‎right=50mm‎ and the ...
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Why are default LaTeX margins so big?

I've read that—unless I know a lot about typesetting—I shouldn't change the margins of a LaTeX document. The default margin size of the article class is really big and it feels like a lot of space is ...
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KOMA-Script footer margins

I am doing one-page documents with title and I need more space so all text can be put on that page. I achieve this by \typearea{12}. What happens is that the footer margin gets absurdly large (say, ...
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customs margins of my paper [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Latex margins, need specific advice for publishing specifications I'm trying to set the margins of my paper using geometry. I would set the margin of binding 3.5cm ...
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Change geometry for 'empty' page style only [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Change \textwidth and \textheight in mid-document Change page layout after first page I need to make the margins on the first page of my article larger than those on ...
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How do I typeset a file containing ASCII art using a fixed-width character font?

I have a string with the text precisely spaced the way I want it displayed. It's sort of an ASCII art project. I want to convert this text to a PDF so I can print a poster with the text at my local ...
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Why is the picture not inserted?

When I pdflatex the text below it doesn't insert the picture, but writes the name of the file instead (pic). And the geometry line gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. The ...
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Wrong A4 measurements?

I noticed that the paper size invoked by a4paper is not working right in my examples: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{article} \begin{document} Test \end{document} I checked with Preview.app ...
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Using the booklet package and the geometry package together

When I use the booklet package alone, it works just fine and produces the output I expect. However, when I combine it with the geometry package, it produces really bad output. Here's my MWE. First, I ...
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Setting coordinate system for TiKZ picture

I'd like to use TiKZ to generate stand-alone PDF diagrams programatically. I have an application that generates simple geometry of lines and arcs etc and I'd like to create (using e.g. Ruby) TikZ ...
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Change page layout after first page

currently I'm trying to prepare a letter head with XeLaTeX. The first page of the letter should have a sidebar on the right. For this sidebar, the text width should be shrinked to approx. 80% of its ...