I need to write a document with specific margins (well, I admit, a grant proposal). They want :
The minimum font size allowed is 11 points, line spacing single. The page size is A4, and all margins (top, bottom, left, right) should be at least 15 mm (not including any footers or headers). Ensure that the font chosen is clearly readable (e.g. Arial or Times New Roman).
Literature references should be listed in footnotes, font size 8 or 9. However, regardless of the format used, all footnotes will count towards the page limit.
Say, I want to make the document with maximum words, so I want to follow exactly their recommendations. I know how to ask Lyx/LaTeX to do a 11pt document, single line spacing, in Times New Roman. I put in bold what bother me.
How to be sure I have 15 mm top and bottom margins when header and footer are present, and margins exclude them ?
The problem is that on Lyx -> Document -> Settings I have the following possibilities
- Head Sep
- Head Height
- Foot skip
- Column Sep
For left and right margin I understand that putting 15 mm in Inner and Outer will do the job (one-side document, but here it's not so important since it's symmetric).
Column Sep has a clear meaning (and actually is unimportant, even if they forget to impose one-column I believe they want a one-column document)
Now when I modify the Top, Bottom, Head-Sep, Head-Height and Foot-Skip it results totally random things: sometimes the footnotes overlap with the footer, sometimes the footer is clearly not at 15 mm from the bottom of the page, sometimes the header overlaps with the first line, ...) Also, the Wikibooks web-page is totally obscure for me (there is no bottom margin at all ... the Top entry in Lyx does not correspond to TopMargin-point-4 on the Wikibooks ... ).
Any help to be sure the document will end-up with 15mm Bottom and Top margins is welcome. Especially, the header, footer and footnotes should be outside the 15mm margins.
Alternatively, can someone confirm a 12pt document (standard article class) gives 9pt footnotes, and a 11pt document produces some 8 pt footnotes ?
NB: It exists an alternative way to ensure that the margins include the header and footer. It consists in calling
as explained in this post (I found this post after posting the question actually). Despite this sounds to be the simplest solution, it might be interesting to know how to do the same using only Lyx commands ?