I face a large space between the start edge of the page and the section, please forgive me as I am new user for Latex.

The problem is the distance from the paper's edge to the text body is too large

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    Which picture are you referring to here? Please include an image, even if it's just the URL to the image. Those with edit privileges will re-embed the image. If possible, also include a minimal working example (MWE) that clearly shows your current setup. This should start with \documentclass and end with \end{document}. – Werner Jul 3 '13 at 21:14
  • The question is still rather vague. What documentclass are you using? The appropriate answer will depend on that and other information about your set up. Please provide a minimal working example (MWE) – Andrew Swann Jul 5 '13 at 7:50

I don't know what picture you are referring to, but probably adding something like


in your preamble might help you.

Change -1in and 1in (in = inch) to whatever you need.

Also see LaTeX/Page Layout for more info about page layout.

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  • I don't think it's a good thing to suggest changing \voffset. – egreg Jul 3 '13 at 21:21
  • @egreg You can suggest something better – karlkoeller Jul 3 '13 at 21:35
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    @karlkoeller: I good suggestion would be to wait for the OP to clarify what "the picture" means. – Werner Jul 3 '13 at 21:38
  • @Werner This is a good point... I'll delete the answer if it is unuseful... – karlkoeller Jul 3 '13 at 21:39
  • Oh, I can not believe, it is working, it is very good, now I can understand the [link}(en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/Page_Layout) by the help of \addtolength{\voffset}{-1in} \addtolength{\textheight}{1in} really very good answer. I spent more than 2 days to solve this problem, thank you very much again @karlkoeller. – Montadar Jul 4 '13 at 10:50

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