I really like the way LaTeX puts text on a4paper (quite large margins), but I need to \usepackage{geometry} to change the layout of my appendix. What options should be used with geometry to make everything (textwidth, margins etc) look identical to what it looks like without \usepackage{geometry}?

Another way to phrase it would be that I want the same output whether \usepackage{geometry} is commented out or uncommented. How is this done?

(I'm rendering PDF's with pdflatex, if that make a difference)

  • I don't understand, if you do not want geometry to make changes, don't load it. Why do you just want to change the margins in the apendix? – Johannes_B Dec 12 '15 at 12:41
  • The geometry package is not only for changes in the entire document, but can also be handy if you want to do other things, say rotate a page to accommodate for a particularly large figure or set custom text width in particular sections. – lindhe Dec 12 '15 at 14:56
  • There are packages that deal with rotated material and there are packages that deal with different text widths (although this should be done with care). – Johannes_B Dec 12 '15 at 14:59
  • Are they better at it than geometry is? – lindhe Dec 12 '15 at 17:45
  • Really depends on what you are trying to achieve. – Johannes_B Dec 12 '15 at 17:46

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