{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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My DVIWindo's text outline doesn't work right with \begin…\end{align*}

I'm probably out of date, but I use DVIWindo (32) (version 2.2.4) to preview the DVI files I make. It draws a blue box around the rectangular area used for text; it's turned on and off with the "Draw ...
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URLs out of page margin [duplicate]

I am writing a report in LaTeX. I am done with all of the work. Last thing that is remaining is that some of my references are going out of the margins and I don't know how to handle them. I Googled ...
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How do I set a hard minimum margin size with the tufte-book document class?

I'm trying to typeset my thesis with the tufte-book document class, and I'm having an issue with the margins. There is a rule (beyond my control) that all my text and figures must remain within ...
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Show current chapter number on each page margin

I'm making a reference manual using scrbook. I'd like to include a "tab" that shows the current chapter number in a 1.5cm gray rectangle on the outside edge of every page. Within the rectangle would ...
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Problems with the lstlisting environment (margin and white line)

Consider the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{color} \begin{document} \definecolor{light-gray}{gray}{0.95} \lstset{columns=fullflexible, ...
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Horizontal margins for margin notes in the tufte classes

From the picture underneath you can see that the tufte class does not provide horizontal margins for the margin notes. Thus the margin notes can go beyond the \textheigth. Is that normal or is it a ...
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Inconsistent margins using columns in beamer

Compare the two slides generated by the following code. \documentclass[t]{beamer} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \lipsum \end{frame} \begin{frame} \begin{columns}[T] ...
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Indicating the beginning of a paragraph with a ¶ just inside the margin

How does one most easily typeset a paragraph marker inside the margin, at the beginning of every paragraph? There are different practices regarding the indication of paragraph boundaries. ...
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Multicolumn cells in tabularx overfill into margin

I have this table in my MWE. In the 2nd table, the cell colors seem to bleed over into the margin. I have tried to set various parameters with the tabularx and in the multicol to reduce this but it ...
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Interference between crop and (new)geometry

I encountered a strange behavior of the command \newgeometry when using the crop package. After the first call of \newgeometry the centering of the page layout is lost and also can not be restored by ...
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Scaling a multi-column TikZ/pgfplots groupplot to page width

I am trying to scale a pgfplots groupplot with multiple (and variable numbers of) subplots to match the \textwidth of a document. What I found is that there seems to be no direct relationship between ...
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How to set `footskip` on a landscape page? [closed]

I'm using geometry and pdflscape to have a particular page in landscape (detailed here). However, setting footskip via \newgeometry{..., footskip = 1cm} does nothing, because the system still assumes ...
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Borders a few millimeters too wide [closed]

I want my document to have exactly 3cm space at the left and 2cm to the right and the text to be from one border to the other. However the code below produces a document with 3.1cm border at the left ...
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Different \headheight in one document

I'm studying at a Cooperative State University and need to write a report about my activities at work. Our department provided us with templates for all kind of document we have to fill out and attach ...
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how can I correct the margin space in a journal manuscript?

I have a problem with preparing the manuscript in the latex macro pachakge. I put the svjour2.cls. (Springer latex class) and svglov2.clo in the TEX file’s location. However, after execution, the ...
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Changing document format regardless of the document class!

Is there any way to change the format of a document such as single/double column, margins, etc regardless of the documentclass used? I am using iopart.cls and it does not have a twocolumn option. ...
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Customize the size of the shaded box

I am using \begin{shaded} from \usepackage{framed}. The problem is I am using it for examples which come inside \begin{itemize}, the shaded box's margin does not begin with the \item margin instead ...
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Decrease top margin of some chapters

I'm finishing my thesis in LaTeX, using class "book". I use a 1.5 line stretch with \renewcommand{\baselinestretch}{1.5}. Everything is ok, but I'd like the Abstract chapter (\chapter*{Abstract}) to ...
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How to determine head height automatically

I'm creating three documents with three different headers, containing images or large banners. Is there a way to determine the head height automatically or even better a way to change the head height ...
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Tikz Nodes in margin gets overwritten by page-wide tikz environments

I'm trying to improve the typesetting of openly licensed books created by my company. We do the typesetting of all our books with LaTeX. The design of these books requires coloured environments that ...
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Trouble setting margins with Resumé header

I am trying to typeset my resumé in LaTeX and have created a header that I am really happy with. However, now that I am starting to fill in the rest of my information the margins I have set up to ...
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Indentation of sections and paragraphs to show hierarchy [duplicate]

I am having troubles with the format of a work that I'm doing. The default output of LaTeX looks like: 1.1. Section A Latex latex latex latex. 1.1.1. Subsection A-1 Latex latex latex ...
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Oneside cover within a twosided LaTeX document

I'm writing my thesis and I'd like to have a onesided cover while the rest of the document is twoside, so to obtain the text and figures well-centered within the cover. Here is my main .tex file: ...
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How to define margins of a document with page numbering at a specified place

I have to follow specific rules for an A4 document: upper and lower margins at 4.5cm page numbers centered at 3.5 cm I've succeeded to defined the margins with the geometry package but I'm ...
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Figure with two side-by-side subfigures that is wider than textwidth

I have a 2x2 array of subfigures and the ideal size I'd like them at is a bit wider than the textwidth. I saw this solution for a single figure (Custom margin settings for figure in LaTeX) but am not ...
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Mark in word and margin in paragraph

Anyone knows how to put a mark on a word? (1) Text:   (1) will be slightly raised as if an exponent. Also, how could shorten margins in a paragraph? Clip 10 mm left and 10 mm right?
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\listings environment inside \marginnote?

Is it possible to use \listings or similar environment inside \marginnote or in margins in general? \marginnote{ \begin{lstlisting} test \end{lstlisting} } If not, what would be a ...
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Table going past margins

I'm trying to create a header for my resume. I'm almost happy with the result, but there's a small formatting issue. I'm using a table to control where my name and contact info are placed. My name ...
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Beamer frame environment introduces 5.69pt vertical margin

I'm working on a beamer poster template where I need precise control over all margins. I got rid of most, but the mandatory frame environment(1) introduces a 5.69pt(2) which I cannot find(3). Observe ...
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O does not fit standalone class [duplicate]

Why are the top and bottom of the O cut off when I use the standalone class without any larger symbols? \documentclass{standalone}% \begin{document}% O% \end{document}%
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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 ...