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I am inserting an A3 page in an A4 document using the KOMAoptions command:

\afterpage{ % Insert after the current page
\clearpage

\KOMAoptions{paper=a3}
\recalctypearea
\begin{figure}[htbp]
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=1.0\textwidth]{business-schema.png}
    \caption{\texttt{vo business} schema tables}
\end{figure}
\clearpage
\KOMAoptions{paper=A4,pagesize}
\recalctypearea
}

However I'm totally at a loss when trying to change (reduce) the margins on that A3 page. I tried using \newgeometry commands but they changed the size back to A4. Currently the margins I get are too wide, both horizontally and vertically:

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    in what way does this question differ from the previous two? Don't just keep asking the same question, if a specific part of an answer isn't clear you can ask a new question on that point referring to the previous answer. Also please always post complete documents so that people can reproduce the problem (use \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} so \includegraphics just makes a rectangle and the image isn't needed to demonstrate the effect. May 23, 2014 at 8:51
  • The previous questions were about adding an A3 page, this one is about changing the margins on that page (once an A3 page has been successfully answered). It seemed to me sufficiently different to justify a new post. Your point on complete documents is taken. May 23, 2014 at 9:00
  • There isn't really any difference that I can see, you want a text block of a certain size, whether you think of it as an a4 page with negative margins or an A3 page with small margins or an A0 page with big margins doesn't make much difference to TeX (you might want to put slightly different directives to a pdf viewer in how to adjust the page view but it makes no difference at all to the typesetting.) May 23, 2014 at 9:24
  • Shame on Caesar's assassin!
    – Pertinax
    May 28, 2018 at 15:41

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By trial and error I've discovered that I can use \addtolength to reduce the margin for the A3 page so as to accommodate a wide graphic set at 1.35 of the textwidth

\afterpage{ % Insert after the current page
\clearpage

\KOMAoptions{paper=a3}
\addtolength{\hoffset}{-2.0cm}
\recalctypearea
\begin{figure}[htbp]
    \centering
    \includegraphics[width=1.35\textwidth]{}
    \caption{\texttt{vo\ business} schema tables}
    \label{fig:vo-business-schema}
\end{figure}

\clearpage
\KOMAoptions{paper=A4,pagesize}
\recalctypearea
}
\restoregeometry
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  • If it's just for that.. I think you could use the addmargin environment.
    – Manuel
    May 26, 2014 at 20:42

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