I'm using the tufte-latex class and was able to change the layout with

\documentclass[twoside,symmetric]{tufte-book}


Unfortunately the Table of contents is still not symmetric, but always left-aligned. Is it possible to change this?

• There was no need to delete the other post ;-) – user31729 Apr 9 '15 at 12:33
• @ChristianHupfer Yep that was a mistake – jak Apr 9 '15 at 12:40
• There is an undelete button, but since you've posted it again, it's no use to undelete the older one ;-) – user31729 Apr 9 '15 at 12:43

Is this what you want? I used small values for the margins (;-)) and showframe package for comparison, checking...

Since tufte-book already loads geometry package, one can just say

\geometry{lmargin=somevalue,rmargin=somevalue}

where somevalue is the desired margin width, but in this case both values must be equal (for symmetry)

\documentclass[twoside,symmetric]{tufte-book}
\geometry{lmargin=4cm,rmargin=4cm}

\usepackage{showframe}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\tableofcontents
\frontmatter
\chapter{First at front}
\blindtext
\mainmatter

\chapter{Other stuff}
\blindtext
\end{document}


• Thanks for your answer. Yes exactly, but unfortunately I'm not sure which of your commands are solving the problem here. – jak Apr 9 '15 at 12:40
• \geometry{lmargin=yourvalue,rmargin=yourvalue} – user31729 Apr 9 '15 at 12:41
• This changes to layout of my complete document (and my TOC looks now really strange). Is it possible to make the changes only for the TOC? – jak Apr 9 '15 at 12:44
• I thought it should be for the whole document? Please clearify your question. And use \newgeometry{...} as in the preamble but before \tableofcontents and then again (with other values) after \tableofcontents – user31729 Apr 9 '15 at 12:50