I use LyX 2.1, and I want to change the margins of a document as follows:

  • Top and bottom: 2.5
  • Right: 2
  • Left: 3

How can I do this?


  • Ideally there should be just one question per post, so consider posting the second question as a new question. Also, do you want both image and capion framed? – Torbjørn T. Jun 14 '14 at 15:57

Go to Document --> Settings --> Page Margins, uncheck the box at the top for Default margins, and modify the values to suit your needs.

The Inner and Outer margin correspond to left and right margins respectively for one-sided documents, such as the default article. For two-sided documents (e.g. book) the inner margin is that closest to the spine of the book, so the left margin on odd-numbered pages, and the right margin on even-numbered pages.

  • this concerns only the top and bottom but I have not found the right and left. – GoldRay Jun 14 '14 at 15:59
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    @user1936895 Inner and outer. – Torbjørn T. Jun 14 '14 at 16:01
  • inner is right and outer is left? – GoldRay Jun 14 '14 at 16:22
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    No, other way around. Sorry, could have been clearer. (I edited my answer before posting the comment.) – Torbjørn T. Jun 14 '14 at 16:23

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