# Geometry does not seem to change the margins

I am trying to change the margins of my document with geometry. It seems not work.

this is my preamble

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[paper=a4paper,showframe=true, left=10mm,right=10mm,top=10mm,bottom=10mm]{geometry}
\usepackage[nochapters]{classicthesis}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[default]{lato}
\usepackage{anyfontsize}
\usepackage{color}
\definecolor{text}{HTML}{2b2b2b} % The primary document color for content text
\definecolor{subheadings}{HTML}{333333} % The color of subsections and places worked/studied
\definecolor{name}{HTML}{6A6A6A} % The color of the large sections
\color{text}

\newlength{\datebox}\settowidth{\datebox}{1234567891011} % Set the width of the date box in each block

\newcommand{\NewEntry}[3]{\noindent\hangindent=0em\hangafter=0 \parbox{\datebox}{\small \textit{#1}}\hspace{0.2em} #2 #3 % Define a command for each new block - change spacing and font sizes here: #1 is the left margin, #2 is the italic date field and #3 is the position/employer/location field
\vspace{0.5em}} % Add some white space after each new entry

\newcommand{\Contacts}[3]{\noindent\hangindent=0em\hangafter=0 \parbox{\datebox}{\small \textit{#1}}\hspace{-0.5em} #2 #3 % Define a command for each new block - change spacing and font sizes here: #1 is the left margin, #2 is the italic date field and #3 is the position/employer/location field
\vspace{0.5em}} % Add some white space after each new entry

\newcommand{\Description}[1]{\hangindent=0em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{1em}} % Define a command for descriptions of each entry - change spacing and font sizes here

\newcommand{\Jobs}[1]{\hangindent=0em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{.5em}}

\newcommand{\Pub}[1]{\hangindent=0em\hangafter=0\noindent\raggedright\footnotesize{#1}\par\normalsize\vspace{1em}} % Define a command for descriptions of each entry - change spacing and font sizes here



Thanks for helping

• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. In particular, please note that you should complete your code to create a minimal working example (MWE). That is, you should post a complete, small document we can copy-paste-compile to reproduce the problem. – cfr Feb 20 '15 at 13:28
• The geometry package does work. :-) It's just that you subsequently load classicthesis, which has its own page setting ideas. – Mico Feb 20 '15 at 13:30
• Off-topic: \footnotesize, \centering don't take an argument. They are switches. On-topic: classicthesis uses typearea so you should use it to configure page layout dimensions. – cfr Feb 20 '15 at 13:32

One of the main goals of the classicthesis template is to provide a typographically pleasing document. No matter how buggy the implementation is.
Nvertheless, if you want to change the margins to specified values, the recommended way with KOMA-script is to use package geometry indeed. But after loading classicthesis.
As cfr notes in the comments, neither \footnotesize nor centering do take any argument.