{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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classicthesis margins

I am writing my master thesis with classicthesis. I am afraid margins are too wide and I was considering modifying them. I am definitely not a LaTeX guru so I surfed on the internet to find how much ...
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In Lyx how do I fix the border shift for binding? [duplicate]

WIth regards to piping answers into Lyx GUI, I am continuing the my question from here. The layout of chapters starting on the odd pages appears to be correct, however the shift left or right I ...
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Extra 0.1cm after setting geometry top margin

I try to set 3cm for top margin of the paper with geometry package. After I measure the real length of top margin with PDF, this is actually 3.1 cm. There are a 0.1 extra space there. Also, I spot ...
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How do I find memoir's margin settings for twocolumn mode?

I have a long document that I don't want to use twocolumn mode for, but I like the margins it uses. I'm going to manually use multicol to create two columns instead (so I can easily have footnotes and ...
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Move title to top of page but keep the top margin value

Having a lot of problems with LaTeX at the moment. I need my article to have a top margin of 33mm, but for some reason my title page has a much larger margin. Is there a simple fix I have overlooked? ...
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Formatting my basic tex report with specific spacing and font settings

Ok so I am configuring the settings of my tex file before starting my (mathematical) report and am going through my basic template and removing all packages I don't need and believe I have the very ...
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How to align text and itemize in the starting with same margin?

How can we align Text and itemize starting with same margin? This is my first sentence. . this is first bullet point line. . this is second bullet point line.
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Manually specify margins in the TOC and Title Page

I have just began my journey into latex. I'm writing my thesis with a given template. The template is big and I do not manage to extrapolating from it a minimum working examples, too many things, I'm ...
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Change Color, Pitch, Line Style of Showframe (Geometry Package)

How can one change the colour, pitch, line style, etc of the rules generated by the geometry package's showframe option?
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\marginnote misalignment in \begin{split}

When I use \marginnote in \begin{equation}\end{equation}, it seems to work fine, but if I try to place a margin note inside a multiline equation (at least when I use \begin{split}\end{split}), there ...
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How can I reduce the space between the text and the text and the borders of the page?

What I have: |--text--| What I would like to have: |-textte-|
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KOMA-Script/Twoside > Extra right margin on odd and even page :-S

I'm trying to use KOMA-Script with scrbook class but whatever I do, I always have an extra margin on the right of every page. Does anyone have an idea to strip of this space ? Here are some ...
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How to exceed left margin with longtable

I'm trying to make a longtable that is wider than the textwidth at a certain moment. I've tried different things always ending up with a different problem: First possibility: If I use the adjustwidth ...
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Em dash out of right margin

I am almost sure this question was already asked somewhere (I couldn't find it). Still why my em dash and the word proceeding it are typeset out of margins? the source is proliferation---nextword ...
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Fancyhdr adding multiline header causes footer margin to be inconsistent?

I have been searching to fix this problem for a while now. When I use the fancyhdr package to create headers and footers, and I run my code, as long as the header does not take up multiple lines, the ...
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Set global margins (width) for pictures - different than text margins

I have produced my pdf output from tex file and noticed that my pictures are not "correctly" included - their left margin corresponds to the left margin of the regular text, but the right margin in ...
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Margin around invoice in letter

I'm using pdflatex to generate invoices with a scrlttr2 document and an invoice inside that. Most of the descriptions inside the invoice are quite long so I would like to remove the margin around the ...
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Shaped pdf page

I don't think this is possible but, is the PDF format able to stand shaped pages? The idea is to produce documents giving a reading experience like this one's: but to bee seen on a screen. Should ...
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Changing margin size with \addtolength command

I am trying to make the margin narrower and use the command \addtolength{\hoffset}{-0.5cm} and \addtolength{\voffset}{-0.5cm} I have used the package calc, but there is still an error message saying ...
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Change page margin

I have used showframe package and I noticed that my page contains allot of margin and possible two unwanted placeholders, one for page title and one for comments. How can I remove those margins or ...
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How I can apply margin to a verse?

I want to create a book of poems and I want to place every poem at the middle of the page. I think that calculating the max width of the poem and placing it at the middle might be tricky so I decided ...
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moving an entire psmatrix environment

For some reason, my psmatrix is too low on the page. I want to raise it to the top of the page. I tried using an "offset" parameter: \begin{psmatrix}[colsep=0,rowsep=1.3,offset=5] but this ...
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Top margin of bibliography

How can i reduce the top margin of the bibliography page. I need 1 inch margin at the top but it is 2 inches nw and I don't know how to reduce it.
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Getting classicthesis to fit within required margins

Our university's formatting requirements for dissertations require us to use the following margins (A4 format): left: 4.3 cm right: 4.3 cm top: 5 cm bottom: 4.7 cm These pages in A4 format will ...
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modifying margins for one slide

I need help for modifying the margins for only one slide in the beamer class In other words, I need a local version of \setbeamersize{text margin left=,text margin right=} in here ...
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Beamer note page: Reduce left margin

I am using the beamer notes, but to my mind, the left margin is a bit too large since it reduces the usable space significantly. Is it possible to reduce this? Here is my code: ...
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Header and footer with tables. Right margin go off the page

I'm not completely sure if this topci is repeated, but anyway... I'm writing some company reports that have a special header and footer layout containing tables. I have been able to configure the ...
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\newgeometry doesn't work with Turkish babel package

\newgeometry is a nice feature of geometry package. I found out that it doesn't work (together with many other problems) when \usepackage[turkish]{babel} is also used with many errors stating: ...
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ConTeXt: Left-justify text to overlap hidden/disabled frame border

Background Looking to left- and right-align text in a footer. Problem The following image shows that the word "Betasec" is not left-aligned with the black horizontal line above it: I believe ...
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On the second page of my PDF, the margin gets larger

I'm not quite into this Latex yet, and I have a bit of a problem.. My preamble looks like this: \documentclass[a4paper,article]{memoir} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[danish]{babel} ...
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Inline math overflow does not happen with minipages, but everywhere else

When writing in a minipage environment, unsplittable math formulas never spill into the right margin. Instead, spacing is introduced in the current line and the formula is moved to the next line. ...
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Tables extending into the right/outer margin

I have some wide tables (might be figures, too) that don’t fit into \textwidth. If the draft document option is active, there’s a black border on the right indicating that it’s wider than allowed. ...
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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 ...