What I have:


What I would like to have:

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The easiest way to obtain this is to specify the margin key-value using geometry:

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\usepackage{geometry,lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/{geometry,lipsum}

% default
%\geometry{margin=1in}% 1in margin
%\geometry{margin=1cm}% 1cm margin


The above example shows a change in margin from the default (on left) to 1in (middle) to 1cm (on right).

Note that you may have to consider adjusting the footer/header when using very small margins. However, geometry can accommodate for that as well, or set a different vertical margin.

typearea can also provide support with margin changes as part of the KOMA-script bundle.

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