# How can I prevent \newgeometry from affecting bottom margin when changing the side margins?

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}
\end{figure}

\blindtext

\clearpage

\newgeometry{left=10mm,right=10mm}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}
\end{figure}
\blindtext

\end{document}


For some reason this changes the position of the page number. I am not sure what is going on.

• The page number will be in the 2 centimeter bottom margin, unless you add includefoot in the options to geometry – egreg Nov 28 '14 at 21:10
• I have added includefoot but it has no effect. – Lenar Hoyt Nov 28 '14 at 21:40
• What are you using \newgeometry for? If just for accommodating a wider table it's the wrong way. In any case you have to specify also top and bottom. – egreg Nov 28 '14 at 21:41
• I’m sorry, I have misinterpreted what you said. It works fine now, thanks. – Lenar Hoyt Nov 28 '14 at 22:24
• Regarding your question: Yes, I only use it to broaden the figure plus caption. The figure fills the whole page vertically. – Lenar Hoyt Nov 28 '14 at 22:28

When you specify a new geometry, old values are not retained, so geometry uses its standard method, which is of dividing the blank vertical space in a 2:3 ratio between top and bottom after applying the default text height.

Specify the missing parameters.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}
\end{figure}

\blindtext

\clearpage

\newgeometry{left=10mm,right=10mm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2cm}
\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}
\end{figure}
\blindtext

\end{document}


However, this is the wrong method for accommodating a wide object in a figure. Use changepage and its adjustwidth environment, which doesn't require forcing a page break.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[left=2.5cm,right=2.5cm,top=2.5cm,bottom=2cm]{geometry}
\usepackage[demo]{graphicx}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{tikz}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{titlesec}
\usepackage{changepage}

\begin{document}

\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}
\end{figure}

\blindtext

\begin{figure}
\centering
\renewcommand{\arraystretch}{3}
\begin{tabular*}{\textwidth}{@{}ccc@{}}
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}\\
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy} &
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}&
\includegraphics[width=0.31\linewidth,height=2cm]{dummy}
\end{tabular*}

• I had an includeheadfoot in the preamble, but not in the re-definition. It works now. – Lenar Hoyt Nov 28 '14 at 22:27
• +1 for letting me know about changepage that doesn't force a pagebreak. Saved me a lot of work. – Sverre Aug 31 '15 at 14:19