{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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Setting different recto/verso margins size (geometry) on this example

CONTEXT. Because of specific University requirements (1), I had to use this nice code found on tex.stackexchange http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/96366/50507 written by David Carlisle, that was ...
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How to place todonotes in left and right margin?

I want to place todonotes not only on the left or the right margin. I want to use both at the same time, and that the notes should decide by themself where to place. E.g. when the note points to a ...
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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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How to include page margin into header and footer in memoir?

I wonder how I can achieve the following two things: I want to have defined page margins for the use of \marginpar notes and comments. The problem is that, although I use memoir with twoside option ...
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Changing top margin for second page only? \vspace inserts extra whitespace

I am trying to format a LaTex template for pandoc output from .md to pdf. The document is for lengthy university papers requiring very specific layout. The majority of the paper has 1 in margins all ...
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How to set a binding offset with tufte-book class?

I'm typesetting a book using the tufte-book class. For printing I need to set a binding offset (say, 0.5in). However, I can't seem to get this to work using the geometry package settings as one would ...
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Equal horizontal margins in memoir and article class - not equal if you get out the ruler

I am trying to get equal horizontal margins in a memoir class document. But I can't get the margins to be exactly equal, and this problem doesn't seem to be limited to the memoir class. All of the ...
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Animation on paper

I started writing my thesis and someone proposed that I could put small markings on the edge of the pages so that when someone flips the pages an animation would be shown. I would like to have the ...
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Condensing everything to force fit a page?

I have a math exam I can use three pages of notes for and I was thinking, is there a way to type a document in LaTeX that will auto adjust to fit three pages or should I just play with the font sizes ...
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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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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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Small adjustments in formatting to make my work fit on an integer number of pages

Suppose I am doing some work which does not have very tight formatting restrictions. My work goes a little bit over 2 pages, but, if I change the margins from 1 inch to .97 inches, the work fits on 2 ...
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Trying to print to 11x17 as a book, but scale pages with booklet, margin problems

I'm trying to print a book to be bound in signatures for a finished size of 6x9 inches. My printer duplexes but only prints 11x17. I used the booklet package and set source to 6x9, but when the ...
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List spacing being ignored in parcolumns enviroment

I am trying to make a 2 column resume using parcolumns but I am having a problem where any changes I make to the itemize or description environments are ignored if they are inside the parcolumns ...
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braces marks with \framed & \tikz

I'm trying to mark some paragraphs with boxes, braces, brackets or parentheses coupled with notes in margin… My first test was using \makebox & minipage according to this discussion as you can see ...
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Typesetting with “odd-shaped” margins

I am considering a poster presentation that I would like to design using nonstandard margin shapes. Current standard essentially puts elements inside a rectangle determined by page size, header and ...
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Reducing textheight and increasing footskip does not work on first page after front page

I want to add a graphic to the bottom of all my pages apart from the front page. I am reducing textheight and increasing footskip using \addtolength{} but it does not have any affect on the first page ...
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extending captions for A3 pages

Im writing my Thesis in A4 format and sometimes I need to use A3 pages for bigger images. I managed to create a single A3 page within the A4 document and I extended the header up to the right margin. ...
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How to increase margins using a .cls file

Sorry if this an easy question (relatively new to Latex!), however I'm getting a bit confused by this pre-done .cls file which I am trying to understand. I'm trying to decrease the margins in the A4 ...
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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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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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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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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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beamer column footnote produces format lose.

Using the following code \documentclass[demo]{beamer} \usepackage{filecontents} \begin{filecontents}{\jobname.bib} @misc{A01, author = {Author, A. and Buthor, B. and Cuthor, C.}, year = ...
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Margin Changes in the Table of Contents (memoir class)

The upper margin is supposed to be 1" throughout my document. In the table of contents it changes from 1" to less than 1". How may I make it consistent? Note: I am using the pwasu.sty style file from ...
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how do I make latex allow breaking a line whenever reaching line boundary

I started writing my HW in latex, I use an online latex editor+compiler. Sometimes, when I write long math expressions, the expressions exceed the right boundaries of the page. I've seen that it has ...
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Text out of margin and footer for bibliography

Well its been a great journey since past one and half month and I am happy that I managed write my dissertation with latex. Almost coming to finalizing stage, I figured out I have severe alignment ...
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print crop margings for bindingoffset

I would like to have a template for reformatting some arbitrary \LaTeX document in a way, that I can print and cut it, to glue it into my lab-book. To this end, the output should introduce a ...
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increase margins of floats page

I have several sections in my article, each with a sizable (~22 lines) code listing explaining the concept of that specific section. I do want to float my listings, as they look nasty if broken off ...
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Lyx - Enable emphasized text hyphenation, prevent overflow

I use emphasis in Lyx to indicate variables in a description of a computational algorithm. Some of these variables have a long name. Lyx does not attempt to hyphenate these variables when they enter ...
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How to get simple margins of 2cm?

I have been trying for several days to get simple margins like a Word Document. I have started to learn latex 1 month ago, so Im not very familiar with its strange margins !! Anyways, I would like to ...
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Problem with enumerate and margins

I have a problem with the automatic enumeration and thus I need some help. Specifically, adding the code \begin{enumerate}[label=\bfseries Πρόβλημα \arabic*.] \item Αν $a,b,c$ είναι θετικοί ...
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control margins with geometry or fullpage

Is there a better way to set \topmargin -1.5cm \textwidth 15.5cm \textheight 23.5cm \oddsidemargin 0.7cm \evensidemargin 1.2cm perhaps using \usepackage{geometry} or \usepackage{fullpage}? What are ...
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Horizontal placement of graphic in left and right margins

I want to place small graphics in the outer margins of my 2-sided document. I've been using, e.g., \marginpar[{\hfill \includegraphics[scale=.3]{figures/ivy-univ.png}\hspace{8 pt} }]{ ...
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How to change the default top margin for an invoice?

Here is what I've got: \documentclass{letter} \newcommand*{\BottomLeftX}{1.0in+\hoffset+\oddsidemargin}% ...
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Unequal margins for two column document

I am trying to create a conference paper using template provided here: http://iel.ucdavis.edu/code/ASME/conf-1.7b.html But, when I compile the document, the right margin(for the document) is much ...
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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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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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A5/B5 papersize book with margin notes

I am trying to make a diary that will have a book-like page structure with side notes in A5/B5 paper size. I was able to create the style I want, but it can only be applied using an article ...
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Spacing within a box, relative to the page

I am attempting to place a textbox precisely 75mm from the top edge of a page (to correspond with a cut-out on the cover). On printing this out, I noticed I was getting positioning problems, so got ...
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CD Booklet: variable margins between pages in pdfpages

I am trying to print a CD booklet, that will be stapled in the center of the pages. To that end I am printing the pages double-sided on a4 paper and cut them. When there are more than a few physical ...
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How to even out margins around a border?

Any ideas as to why the document seems to shift up and to the right on the page? I've tried using {anysize} and {geometry} to adjust the borders but I've had some issues. With {geometry} the margin ...
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Problem to redefine margin in a \begingroup section

I am triing to redefine locally the margin for a part of my document, so I do this : \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{tabularx} \usepackage{tabulary} \begin{document} ...
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MacTex different chapter margins in different cases

I'm totally newbie in TeX and looking for help. I need to configure chapter styles according to requirements given by my university. It requires chapter to have top margin of 18pt and of 36pt if it ...
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automatic way to make sure that the formulas and text does not go beyond the margin

Is there any automatic way to make sure that the formulas and text does not go beyond the margin in latex. Not \linebreak in appropriate places. My text/math formulas are going beyond the margin in ...
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custom template change of leftmargin and rightmargin on new page

I have using own custom LaTeX Class file and how to change the oddside and evenside margin in the new page to End of the document. I'm not possible to use \newgeometry options because more development ...
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Marginalia not appearing

If you look Here you will see a wonderful answer to a question I asked about how to insert Automated Marginal Documentation of Page Changes. I've been looking over the document where I used this and ...
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How can I change the bottom margin in res.cls LaTeX file?

I'm using \documentclass[margin]{res}, I can change the top margin by using \topmargin=-.5in. But I don't know what to do for bottom margin. Help?
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how to do a very Front page with Special Tables? using cropmarks? help!

how to do a very Front page with Special Tables? using cropmarks? help! Is there a better way insted use word? and how to insert a footnote with a special format? Could you guide me? Thanks in ...
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I'd like to fill my page margins with art. How can I go about doing that?

I am guessing TikZ is going to be involved somewhere in the answer, but I may also want to put in images I created in other software into the page margins. How might I go about doing something like ...