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I'm writing a document with the Springer's template svmono. Clearly the margins and more generally the page layout is automatically setted. Despite this, the output file is displayed as an A4 pdf file. I want to print my document ''like a book'', namely in a format that is smaller than an A4 paper; so which is the best way to set the page dimensions? Clearly the text should result centered into the page.

Addenda: I've tried this solution:

\documentclass[envcountsame,envcountchap]{svmono} 
\usepackage{subfiles}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} 
\usepackage[bottom]{footmisc}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{stmaryrd}   
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{mathrsfs} 
\usepackage{amssymb} 
\usepackage[all,cmtip]{xy}
\usepackage{faktor}
\usepackage[colorlinks={true},linkcolor={blue},citecolor={blue}]{hyperref}
\usepackage[frame,width=15truecm,height=23.5truecm,center]{crop}
\begin{document}
 blablabla
\end{document}

but in this way the paper is cutted. I'd like to mantain the above dimensions (i.e. width=15truecm,height=23.5truecm) but with some crop marks to underline the ''real'' printable area.

  • Please help us to help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. – user31729 Apr 14 '14 at 17:38
  • You are right. I've edited the question and I apologize. – Dubious Apr 14 '14 at 17:50
  • There is no need for an apology, don't worry about that. – user31729 Apr 14 '14 at 18:09
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The key to a possible solution is the geometry package, which sets the corresponding dimensions. Including crop after geometry is strongly advised.

\documentclass[envcountsame,envcountchap]{svmono} 
\usepackage{subfiles}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} 
\usepackage[bottom]{footmisc}
\usepackage{microtype}
\usepackage{stmaryrd}   
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{mathrsfs} 
\usepackage{amssymb} 
\usepackage[all,cmtip]{xy}
\usepackage{faktor}
\usepackage[colorlinks={true},linkcolor={blue},citecolor={blue}]{hyperref}
%\usepackage[frame,width=15truecm,height=23.5truecm,center]{crop}
\usepackage{geometry}
\usepackage[a4,frame,axes,cross,pdftex,center]{crop}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\geometry{width=15cm,height=23.5cm}
\begin{document}
\blindtext[10]
\end{document}

Please use the options to crop at will, I just used them to show the frame etc. I also added blindtext to show the effect. The screenshot below is itself 'cropped' ;-)

Perhaps, there is also some need to change the geometry, I did not print my solution and checked the crop mark.

enter image description here

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  • I hope, my solution fits your needs... – user31729 Apr 14 '14 at 21:08
  • Does a4 in \usepackage[a4,frame,axes,cross,pdftex,center]{crop} need to be there? – Geremia Apr 15 '14 at 15:59
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    @Geremia: You could exchange it to an other wellknown paper format..., but the crop marks may appear at the edges of the page. – user31729 Apr 15 '14 at 16:02

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