I'm writing an application for the National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Fellowship (NSF GRFP) and they require you to have one inch margins. As I want to put the title of the proposal at the top of each page, I put in a header using the fancyhdr package. However, NSF requires that the application have one inch margins, and I was wondering if the header is one inch away from the edge of the page (it sure looks like it)?

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• Have you tried printing a page and measuring it? – cfr Sep 7 '14 at 20:59

\usepackage[margin=1in, showframe]{geometry}

The showframe option of the geometry package will present you with lines where the margins are, this makes it very easy to spot it.