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I can't identify the source of this alignment problem I'm having. Between to adjacent pages, the document alignment changes, here is a picture of how it looks like after compiling

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I include these packages in my code

\documentclass[a4paper,two side,11pt,titlepage]{article}
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    Welcome to TeX.SX! The twoside option (rectius for two side) is responsible for this. – egreg Oct 16 '14 at 13:09
  • The purpose of the offset is to allow room for stapling of (two-sided) pages. – Steven B. Segletes Oct 16 '14 at 13:10
  • In Mac Preview select View/Two Pages and it should be clear that the purpose of this extra space in between two pages is for the binding when printing a large document. – Peter Grill Oct 16 '14 at 17:11

The different position on the sheet of paper of the type block for even and odd pages is an effect of the twoside option. You have it in the options to the document class (albeit in the improper two side form).

The option sets up the output so that, roughly speaking, the three strips of white space (left, center and right) are approximately equal, so the two page spread appears uniformly when the document is printed and looked at from a distance.

Just remove the option and the type block will be centered on the paper.

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If you do not need to bind your document and want the pages to be the same, set the odd and even side margins using


Place those two lines of code after the page width and page height are set.

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