{margins} is about dealing with (above all, changing) the margins of (whole) pages and, conversely, the width and height of the textblock and its positioning on the page. Popular packages are {geometry} and {typearea}. For changing the "margins" in the middle of a page, use {indentation} instead.

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How to make an enumerate list with a set margin

I simply want to nest lists for answering homework problems with multiple parts as such \begin{description} \item[3] \item[5] \begin{enumerate} \item \item \end{enumerate} \end{description} ...
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Increase algorithm distance to margin

I've been using \vspace to increase or decrease the vertical distance of figures to the margin, but I found out it doesn't work inside and algorithm evironment. Is there an alternative or workaround ...
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Typesetting Classicthesis without margin notes

I am using classicthesis-v4.1 Lyx template for my thesis. I know that it is not advisable to make many changes in classicthesis.sty but I don't want to use the margin notes option in it. I tried the ...
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How to change geometry for one page without using \newgeometry or \restoregeometry

I am trying to establish one geometry for my first page (not a title page), and use another for the rest of the document. However, because I am trying to make a template, and thus do not want to rely ...
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“Killmargins” package?

Editors such as "Gummi" show a split-screen with the LaTeX source code on the left, and a preview of the later document on the right. However, having a substantial paper margin makes editing more ...
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Trying to understand Memoir page layout

I'm trying to figure out how to set up custom page layout in memoir. below is a page I set up in InDesign and transferred the dimensions into a minimal memoir document. I just can't figure out why ...
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Labels with envlab: unwanted space a the top of the page

I'm trying the make labels with the package envlab, in order to print them on Avery label-stickers paper. So far it's all good, except that there is an unwanted space at the top of the page. I don't ...
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How to force natbib citation to respect general page margins

When citing with double surnames in 'Harvard style' with the natbib package, it sometimes happens to have the start of the citation at the end of one line. It seems that natbib doesn't allow ...
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Displaying layout marks in a document set with different layouts

Is there any package that allows for the display of layout marks within a document where the layout changes several times throughout? I'm using the geometry facilities to issuing \newgeometry commands ...
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Center over-long equations between both margins

I understand the reasoning behind the fairly narrow textwidth in a default LaTeX article. 60-80 characters per line and all that. However, I am preparing a document that features many lengthy ...
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Stop table going off page (vertically)

Much like this question, I want to force a table to fit within the vertical page margins. Any ideas? Edit: Margin size: \usepackage[left=3cm,right=3cm,textheight=23.5cm]{geometry} Present ...
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Is there a way to tell LaTeX to use smaller margins without setting an absolute margin length?

So, I generally like letting LaTeX make most of my typesetting decisions for me--- it generally knows what is typographically "good" better than I do. One area I just haven't been able to turn ...
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More aesthetically wrap text in a table?

I have a table that I must fit in one page but have difficulty doing so in any aesthetically pleasing manner. A MWE is pasted below. Are there any suggestions to improve this? Regretfully I haven't ...
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Tikz picture as large as possible on A4 Page

I'm trying to make an origami template in tikz. I've made a latex document with 0.5cm margins on all 4 sides. Here is my tikz code: \documentclass[landscape,a4paper]{article} \usepackage[top=0.5cm, ...
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Scale tikz figure to a percentage of \textwidth

A user asked a question about scaling a figure to a factor of \textwidth and got an answer like this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \begin{document} ...
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Changing the margins of a single page while keeping the headline the same

I need to print a huge figure in my latex document on one single page. I'm currently using \newgeometry{left=10mm, right=10mm, top=25mm, bottom=30mm} \begin{figure}[thb] .... \end{figure} ...
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How to properly align three-level enumerate 1. 1.1. 1.1.1

I've created my environment, and modified the enumerate command: \renewcommand{\labelenumi}{\arabic{enumi}.} \renewcommand{\labelenumii}{\arabic{enumi}.\arabic{enumii}.} ...
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Compiling with “latex” instead of “pdflatex” command leads to upward movement of text body

I am writing a thesis with specific margin requirements. I am using a template recently created (read: untested?) by someone else. The problem is that when I use my computer's latex command the text ...
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Increase textblock size in memoir document

I'm using the memoir document class to style my document. I'm using a two side layout. Now I simply want to increase the textblock width (in Figure 2.2 of documentation labeled with \textwidth). There ...
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How to have different margins on odd and even pages?

I want to make a book which has the following specifications for margins for odd and even pages. How I can do this in letter paper?
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Fore-edge painting package for books?

I would like to add fore-edge painting to the edge of each page, so that when the pages are fanned, it reveals text or an image. It seems it would be easy enough to slice up an image(Tikz/PGF), or ...
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Indent entire section using only preamble

I heavily use org-mode in Emacs to create TODO lists with timekeeping, which has a handy export to LaTeX feature. The problem is that in order to get my exported LaTeX document to look right, I want ...
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Need figure to break/ignore page margin (LyX)

I'm writing a report in LyX (using a personalized classicthesis-LyX) and I have troubles with my figures. What I want is to force a figure to break the page margin in order to center it (without ...
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Header superimposed over text

The header in my report is superimposed on the text. I've tried altering voffset and header height but it didn't get me satisfactory results. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Left margin of table of contents in beamer

I'm making a presentation with the beamer class, and I use the theme Madrid (with default settings). After having completed some frames I noticed that the left margin of the contents page is much ...
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Page layout: problems setting margins and placing footer

I am having trouble setting the correct margins for my page, especially the bottom margin in combination with a footer which includes only my page number. I feel like I'm close to making it work but I ...
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graphicx (or graphics) package distorts format

I have a strange problem. I am writing my thesis and the style file is provided by my university. The normally working graphicx package seems to be distorting the format when I enable it using ...
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Page Layout of Songs Package problems

I'm creating a Songbook from the songs package. Currently I am having an issue with the format of the page. If the song is too long it doesn't break on the page end and goes to the second column. ...
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font latex IEEEtran [duplicate]

I am trying to convert my paper to IEEEtran. the problem is when I try to upload the paper. it gives me the message on the paper font as follows: The PDF file cannot be accepted: Publishers require ...
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Changing page margins in {pdf-,Xe-}TeX

In TeX, changing the \hsize and the \vsize changes the main text size and the page size of the dvi output. When I compile a document with pdftex or xetex, the page size remains at A4. How can I change ...
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Addmargin on even and odd pages

I have large outer margins and I want some time more text, on the left for even pages and on the right for odd pages. I tried: \begin{addmargin*} ... \end{addmargin*} But the result is good only ...
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Example title in outer margins

If I have large outer margins (even and odd pages) how I can put Example (and Solution) in both pages in the outer margins?
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twoside page, outside border on right side smaller than on the left

I have to hand in my thesis tomorrow and it's not working. I want to print it like a book (print front and rear of a page). That's why I am using twopages. But the outside border is different for the ...
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Different margins in title and chapters

I am struggling here with adapting school template for my document. The problem is that I need different margins on the title and on the chapter pages. Here is the code. On the title page is all easy. ...
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Sec/subsec in the margins

It is possible to put sec/subsec numbers in the margins (enlarged), on the left for even pages and on the rigth for odd pages? The corresponding titles must be left aligned on even page and rigth ...
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Width of text in amsbook

I am writing my master thesis as amsbook and I am not quite satisfied with the width of my text. It is not wide enough. Does someone know whether you can change the width?
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Prevent floats on a single page OR change page margins for a single page

I've got a particular problem with a custom chapter style. Essentially my chapter title is on the left page, then there is a picture on top of the right page (waves, see below) and below the picture, ...
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Springer format full width text

I'd like to use the Springer format llncls.cls but with full width text. Which settings do I need to change in order to remove the wide page margin?
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Page layout not in accordance with pdf printout

For my thesis, the rule for page layout is determined as: \usepackage[lmargin=1.5in, rmargin=1.0in,tmargin=1.0in,bmargin=1.0in]{geometry} But when I compile to produce PDF and take a print out and ...
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New chapter top margin is large

Similar question to this. I have too much space from top to the start of the chapter heading. How can I fix this and make it just as the other pages. I use my university thesis stylesheet. I din't ...
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Funky pdfscreen margins

You can set the margins on pdfscreen to 0pt, but when the vertical size is < 1.2in there remains a gap at the top of the page. \textheight has the correct value, and it is possible to write all the ...
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Dealing with Large Tables/Figures in The “Narrow” Documentclass Book

I am writing a document that involves several lengthy mathematical expressions, tables that have to be adjacent, and large algorithms. The documentclass in use is 'book'. Despite the many attempts ...
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changepage package's \adjustwidth environment adjusts only left margin

I was trying to create a custom abstract environment with minipages and adjusted margins. Everything works fine, except for that the right margin changes according to the left. I could'n find ...
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Remove double margins for a single page?

I'm using the AIP template seen here, I need to be able to make it so I can return to normal margins for a single page or two and then return back. How can I achieve this? ...
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Non-rectangular body geometry

I'd love to typeset a document where the inner margin follows a sinuous path. For example, like the one below (done in Scribus). I tried wrapping the text around a curvy image set at the appropriate ...
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Is there a way to suppress the black boxes in the margin only?

I want index entries to be visible in the margins. We are using the indexpackage for multiple indexes. This package provides the option to display the index entries in the margin. For some cases I get ...
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Page numbering and binding offset

I have a two-sided document with a few unnumbered introductory pages, and I want to start page numbering from 1 after these pages. To do that, I suppress page numbers with \pagenumbering{gobble}, and ...
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Margins- table how do i put the table inside the margins

This is my code, i don't know how to write a tabel on my own yet, so i used an online maker to do this, how do i make sure that the table won't go over my textwidth? \begin{table}[h] ...
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Bleed into margins automatically to prevent orphans?

When I set my papers, it sometimes happens that the last line of a paragraph is very short, in extreme cases just a single word, perhaps a page number. I have set \clubpenalty to 10000, of course, ...
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ConTeXt: Art book (persistent left margin et al)

I am trying to create a book displaying artworks using ConTeXt in (what I thought would be) a very simple layout: One image per page, sized according to orientation, with artwork title, year etc ...