{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 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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How to place cross references in center margin between two columns

How can I put all cross references in the center margin, with those for the left column vertically positioned above those for the right column? The text will wrap to additional pages, and the cross ...
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Geometry package unexpected interaction with global twoside option and baselinestretch

The gif animation is obtained with the following tex code (by commenting out and restoring the corresponding parts of the preamble) and demonstrates that if twoside option is supplied as a global ...
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Set a different layout for a single page in Memoir

I am setting a layout with facing pages and large outer margins, in order to accomodate a lot of margin notes. When it comes to the title page, I need to make a new layout in order to be able to ...
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How to set proper paper margins?

I am trying to send a paper to a conference with specific margin requirements. I use the geometry package to define the margins. \usepackage[papersize={8.5in,11in}, left=1in, right=1in, top=1in, ...
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linebreaking of name-year citation style in arxiv version

I was trying to submit a manuscript to the arXiv using the imsart package: see here. I am using the name-year citation style, and it works well in my own tex compiler. However the version that the ...
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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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Student work correction classe

I'd like to get my students work correction look like this page. This document was written with Word (and not by me) and I have to type similar documents with the same formatting. If I were to ...
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marginpar have changed,is it a bug?

In my latex installation, this MWE always gives the warning: marginpars have changed, after multiple runs. But clearly, there is nothing changing. Is it a bug? \documentclass{scrbook} ...
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Two-Sided Gutter in Tufte-LaTeX without symmetric?

The Tufte-LaTeX class has a great "symmetric" option for working on twosided documents (I'm working on a book project), I'd like to explore using this but for now due to the large number of figures I ...
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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 environment

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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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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Export pdf or image with A4 format and margins

I have this portfolio I made a while back to compile with LaTex. The thing is I don't know if I'm crazy or if the last time I downloaded Tex, the GUI was much more complex and it let me export my ...
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Business cards with different margins on each side?

I'm trying to make a business card with an image on the backside. The front is set up using a memoir with an addresslabel function. The margins I need for the text on the front do not seem to work for ...
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tabularx shifted farer than margin

I have a custom papersize and margins set with geometry package. Now I want a table to reach over the complete page (not the margins) \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{ |X|X|X|X| } \hline label 1 ...
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How to define margin for pdf doc?

I have the problem that my output pdf has the wrong margin between left and right. you can see it in the pic below: The problem is, I need the opposite way. left have to be wide and right narrow. ...
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How to display index entries on the same line as the text being indexed

Is it possible to let showidx display index entries on the same line as the text being indexed? It seems not as makeindx.pdf says: This macro actually typesets the box containing all the index ...
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How to set font, line spacing and header/footer margins?

I need to write some text for my university and I figured I should use LaTeX to get familiar with the system. I've read some basic tutorials etc, but they didn't help me with the following: There are ...
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How to fit a page within a larger page

So I'm writing a grant application, and I'd like to use the todonotes package. The Australian Research Council apparently does not like the referees: We have a strict 10 page limit, but we're allowed ...
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\marginpar with pushback from right

I like to put references to book sections pertaining to class notes in the right margin. These are of the form XXXnn-nn for a 3-letter book title abbreviation followed by a range of section numbers. ...
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geometry's bindingoffset seems to be ignored

The geometry's documentation tells: page 9: "bindingoffset removes a specified space from the lefthand-side of the page for oneside or the inner-side for twoside.", page 10 (caption of Figure 6): ...
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Problem with \inouter and text justification

I am trying to add margin notes in ConTeXt (lastest beta) and for some reason I do not understand when having them in the main text, the main text which normally would be fully justified (without ...
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How to position braces (decorations) in longtable?

I am trying to put braces into longtable (to span them on some rows). But if a table position on odd and even pages differs, there is a problem with vertical alignment of these braces (decorations): ...
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Using extsizes package changes the page margin

My thesis documentation rules state that the page margins should be: left=4cm, and the remaining are 2.5cm I have done that using geometry package, but when adding the extsizes package to change ...
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How can print pictures subcaption in margin?

In biditufte-handout class, the caption of figure will apear in margin. I like it. It is nice. Now I want to force LaTex to print subcaption in margin. Hoe can I do this? ...
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Latex template changing the margins

I am using res2.tex from here. I am trying to decrease the left and right margins evenly. This is from res.cls: ... %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% % Commands ...
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Minted. Code highlighting right margin

I use minted for Python code, but with the long lines, instead of adapting to the document text width, it expands to the right without any kind of margin, and the code that doesn't fit, just does not ...
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Adjust Margins in {res} while maintaining layout

I am composing a resume based on the style file and example CV from "Latex template for creating a CV/Resume", which I found at ...
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Caption settings before and after loading caption package

Why do captions look so different after the mere loading of the caption package? What are the default settings for a caption BEFORE loading the caption package? I would prefer to be able to load most ...
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Are margins correct for two-sided memoir?

The default twoside memoir document style makes the right margin really large on recto (odd) pages and the left margin really large on verso (even) pages. This seems counter-intuitive to me. It ...
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Inconsistent slide margins in frame with allowframebreaks option in Beamer

When I create a long beamer frame which is automatically splitted into slides by using allowframebreaks option, it has a little bigger vertical margin for the first slide. I would like to make it more ...
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openright reseting

I have a rather larger document, where I use "openright": \documentclass[12pt,twoside,a4paper,openright]{report} I then have a few of my pages in the middle of the document where I use: ...
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Extra right margin depending on textwidth

It seems that the right (outer) margin is changed from what I request, depending on textwidth. MWE: % !TEX TS-program = pdflatex % !TEX encoding = UTF-8 Unicode ...
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Margins for the whole slide in Beamer?

I want to make a Beamer presentation with white margins at the edges, so the whole slide would be affected by these margins (including the color bars for my Berlin beaver theme, for example). So there ...