{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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Geometry: showframe + landscape

I'm using \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} and I'm seeing that when I use a landscape environment (added by pdflscape package) the frame doesn't seem to be OK. Is this an erratum? Is there any way ...
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Multiple left margin bars using mdframed package

How can I get multiple left-margin bars using the mdframed package? I can get a single left bar using, e.g. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mdframed} \begin{document} ...
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put a footnote just in down margin no near of body text [duplicate]

i want put footnote just margin down no near body text i find this where i can handle the space between body text and down margin but is hard calculate space for all my footnotes ...
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Implementing marginfigure

sorry for the absolutely beginner question here. I've been looking at the tufte-latex class, specifically the tufte sample book. It makes use of marginfigures, which I believe are provided by the ...
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pgfplots trim to axis area even with extra ticklabels

I have a plot with extra x tick labels on top in pgfplots that i wish to display in a figure at the top of my page. I wish to have the top of the actual axis rectangle directly at the top, with the ...
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Add vertical line margin-aligned from a given point through subsequent pages

Using the memoir package, I would like to have a vertical line on my margin like this: Some leading content ... vertical space ... ---------------------------------- XYZ | Content A | ...
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Why does LaTeX add 1 inch to margins?

LaTeX defines \topmargin, \evensidemargin and \oddsidemargin as follows: [reference] \topmargin: Length of margin at top of page above all printing. 1 inch is added to this value. ...
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Include a PDF and ignore page margins?

I am writing a document using pdfLaTeX for college, and I have been supplied with a title page I need to use. I have altered the \maketitle command: \usepackage{pdfpages} \renewcommand\maketitle{ ...
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How to have headers, section headings, and figures expand into the margin?

I am interested in the following page layout. How to have headers in margins (up to margin) Is it possible to start section headings from margin How to set figures occupy the margins. I can ...
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Placement of page numbers is too low

I'm trying to set page numbering but somehow it ends up lower than it should and the numbers touch the edge of the page, which looks strange and is exactly what I don't want it to look like. How can I ...
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Testing and modifying white space around an environment

I'm trying to create something similar to marginpar but without the hassle of floats (particularly because I'm going to have a lot of these). First issue These notes always appear at the beginning of ...
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Alignment marginnotes

I am trying to write a report for Uni, where I need something like what marginnotes does. The problem is I would need two different margins on the left side of the page. One for the chapter or ...
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Book style does wrong page shift

I'm writing my thesis in LaTeX and i'm using \documentclass[12pt,a4paper,twoside,openright,titlepage]{book} but I have a problem. I want, as in books, that the odd pages are shift to the right and ...
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Why doesn't a 17cm x 25cm picture fit on a 17cm x 25cm page?

Why doesn't this tikz picture fit on the first page of the document? \documentclass{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[showframe, centering, text={17cm, 25cm}]{geometry} \begin{document} ...
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Top margin, memoir class and geometry package

I'm trying to set a very basic front page for a document with the MWE below. I'd like to have a vertical stripe running along the left margin and have all the margins set to 0pt. The layout is based ...
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What is the proper way of moving my content but not my header/footer?

My header and footer are all set. Size and position are good. However, I want to push the actual content to the right and down (creating big margins at the top and left of the document). See this ...
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Setting up page dimensions in LaTeX

I generally try typeset a document in LaTeX and then take a print out. Since I am not familiar with setting up the page dimensions, when I take print out on an A4 paper, lot of gaps are left. So can ...
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Why do LaTeX and pdflatex produce different margins?

I am working with TeXStudio on Windows. When I use latex + dvips + ps2pdf and pdflatex the margins in the resulting PDF file are different. Has anyone else encountered this? Is there a way to avoid ...
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Different margins for odd and even pages, but not mirrored with memoir [duplicate]

I need a help with this page layout: top/bottom margins: 2cm for all pages on even pages: 3.5cm - 2cm on odd pages: 2cm - 2cm I tried: \setlrmarginsandblock{3cm}{2cm}{*} ...
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Creating borders within the specified margins

I've been trying to get borders for specific pages for my thesis, using tikz. Unfortunately, the borders exceed the margins specified, and since I have to submit a bound copy of the thesis, this is ...
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Why are manual offsets needed in the ticket package? [closed]

When I use the ticket package, the boxes it prints are significantly shifted towards (and past) the right and bottom margins. It seems that the package author itself had the same problem. He ...
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Inconsistent margins using fancyhdr and geometry

For my homework assignments I usually use the fancyhdr package to create a header that contains the group (A, B, C etc), homework title, my name + student number and the date. Besides that I ...
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text not justified

I am new to LaTeX and in my first article I am facing the following problem. Although I set the margins to 1 in all around the A4 page, the text does not justify till the end of the right margin. It ...
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Using knitr, how can I rotate page to landscape and fit the figure to full extent?

LaTeX newbie here, so please be gentle. I'm working with knitr to generate pdf report. The document consists of quite few large maps, with a lot of details or small multiples. Ideally, whenever such ...
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Changing textblock and margin size mid-document with memoir

In a memoir document, I'd like to set different textblock size and margins for the back matter, to give wider space for a glossary. Similar questions have been asked about changing page layout ...
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How to reduce the margins and spacings in this document

I'm using the res.cls to create a one-page CV (I know, res.cls is old, but I prefer its layout). Since the CV is one-page only, I need to squeeze some more space for its content. This is what I have ...
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How to set vertical margins for beamer frame?

My talk slides use a mostly-white background image (supplied by organizers) that has some visual patterns at the bottom. I would like to tell beamer to not cover these patterns (as it makes text less ...
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How can I set the inner margins of a Beamer block?

I've worked myself into a rut. A very, very hacky, plain-TeX-y rut. I'm creating a poster with beamerposter. Content is split logically into block environments, and customization is done through ...
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Initial page numbers wrong

I am going crazy over the page numbers in my thesis. I have included the relevant part of my document below. I have two problems: The dedication is numbered ii. which is good, but the abstract is ...
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Convert MS word margins into geometry package margins

I would like to convert the following margins that I have found in my MS word document to geometry package. Top: 2.38cm Bottom: 2.38cm Inside: 2.29cm Outside: 1.52cm Gutter: 0cm Here is ...
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Word Margins to Latex margins [closed]

I have a word template that specificies Top = 2.5cm Bottom = 2.5cm Inside = 4cm Outside = 2cm Gutter =0cm Multiple pages = Mirror Margins I am working with a book document class and trying to ...
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Shrink margins by reducing paper size

Often we are forced to write our manuscripts with a specific style file or document class, which sometimes has ridiculously large margins. Is there an easy way to work out how to shrink the paper size ...
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Rubber margins in chapters

I couldn't find a Google hit with what I need (try: LaTeX rubber margins). So, is it possible to stretch left/right margins, within defined acceptable limits, so that pages are filled optimally? I'm ...
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Changing Margins on thesis

Quick question to anyone who has used this LaTeX template: http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis Any ideas on how to change the left margin to get more words onto one page?
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Introducing a left margin inside a block environment in beamer

I am doing a poster using beamerposter . The text inside a block always seems to have no left margin. Can anyone tell me a way of introducing a left margin in a block ? Here is a sample of how a ...
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How to preserve relative spacing when changing paper size in beamerposter. (margins too big)

I recently made a poster in LaTeX using the beamerposter package, it was 48x36 inches, and came out great. I now need to re-print the poster in a smaller size. (36x24 inches) I realize that this ...
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Keeping consistent twoside margins across different pagenumbering styles

I'm writing a report which needs to be bound, and as such I'd like to use the twoside option. However, the first few pages of the report are causing some issues with the ordering. In the MWE below, ...
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Warning message: “The marginal notes overrun the paper”

\documentclass[english]{article} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[a4paper]{geometry} ...
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Two columns with page span

this is my first post! I have tried to find a solution before posting. I have some input put into my .tex. The left column is text input by a user. To the right I would like 0..4 pictures, also ...
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float and caption margin mayhem

I cannot get my caption left justified correctly for wide floats. I have facing pages, and after many experiments, the closest I've come to success is a proper layout only for odd pages. I would like ...
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memoir class and \titleGM title page style with custom dimensions

I'm attempting to format a textbook that I'm writing using the memoir document class and am running into some problems with the memoir class and the \titleGM custom title page style. Here is my ...
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Createspace template for a pocket book

I have been used createspace (GitHub) package but that is not giving me the desired results. I have attempted to use the geometry package with the following code: \usepackage[paperwidth=5.325in, ...
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Chapter page numbers outside of margins memoir

When I send the file to createspace for their online reviewer, it tells me that a few page numbers are outside the margins, which happen to be the ones for each chapter when each chapter begins. Here ...
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How to decrease page margin of all side of page?

Let us consider the following example : \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{report} \usepackage{amsthm} \begin{document} \markboth{The Fundamental Theorem of Algebra}{} The title of the book is a ...
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Break multicolumn text at document margin with tabularx

I'm using tabularx to break the content of a column at the document margin (cf. Linebreak in table cell at document margin). But when I use \multicolumn in such a table, the instruction to break the ...
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Really thin footer

I am using the below LaTeX template to create small posters with coloured background and with a wide variety of dimensions, usually very far from the ordinary paper formats. This of course sometimes ...
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Image Alignment [duplicate]

So my latex document looks like this: So as you can see, the picture is aligning vertically with the text, however I need it centered, in other words I need the image moved to the left more so the ...
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how to control font and paragraph formatting in margins

i'm having a hard time to figure out how to control the exact appearance of margin text (such as is output by the \marginpar command). i'm using XeLaTeX with packages such as geometry, fontspec, ...
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ConTeXt - Make text embody figure and respect margins

I am trying rewrite an already formatted layout to ConTeXt, but I face two major problems. Please have a look at the goal I am aiming at and at the source code below. I have tried many suggestions ...
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left margin not resetable

i am starting with latex and i have problems with the left margin of a book document. is there a way to reset the documents margin? i always have a small margin on the left side which i only can reset ...