# amsart margin control

I am using amsart to typeset some documents. However, the default margins are very large and I would like to change them without altering anything else about amsart. Is there a way to reset just the margins to 1" all the way around? Right now it is much more.

• geometry package. – JPi Sep 17 '15 at 15:34
• I am not sure what you mean here? Could you explain just a bit more? Thanks – tmwitten Sep 17 '15 at 15:53
• Just checked out geometry. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! It worked perfectly. – tmwitten Sep 17 '15 at 16:44

The amsart class has its own method for setting some page parameters. Don't use the geometry package with it.

\documentclass{amsart}

\usepackage{kantlipsum} % for text filler

\setlength{\textwidth}{\paperwidth}
\calclayout

\begin{document}

\kant[1-20]

\end{document}


• Hah. I didn't know that. What goes wrong? – JPi Sep 17 '15 at 23:03
• @JPi For instance that your paper might get rejected. – egreg Sep 18 '15 at 7:56
• so your concern is about using the geometry package with the amsart class if you're intending to submit to one of the ams journals, not about a package conflict? Then perhaps your answer should reflect that. – JPi Sep 18 '15 at 8:02
• @JPi I said “don't use”, not that the package is incompatible. – egreg Sep 18 '15 at 8:08
• That's true, but I inferred (incorrectly) from your answer that there is a conflict. I use amsart with geometry all the time and don't submit to ams journals, so why shouldn't I use geometry? – JPi Sep 18 '15 at 8:56

Adjust margins as you see fit.

\documentclass{amsart}

\usepackage[margin=1cm]{geometry}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\lipsum

\end{document}