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I am using book style to prepare a meterial(which has to be printed and binded) which contains so many pdf files..

To include the pdf files I am using \includepdf options by using the package pdfpages.

The pdf files shows in the properties that it is using US Letter, Portrait (216 × 279 mm). I tried to fit my page in the same size but couuld not.

How to fit the pdfpages into my page size.

And how to set the margins for the binding and printing purpose.(Means I should able to set my margin on my own according to the publisher's need when I need)

Here is my mwe.

\documentclass{book}

\usepackage{pdfpages}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{a4paper,total={297mm,210mm}}

\begin{document}

\includepdf[pages=2-last]{preface1}

\end{document}

My output:(in this it is aligned top left)

enter image description here

To be more clear about my requirements,

  1. I am adding a cover page and creating a content page using addcontentsline command before \includepdf option.

2.title page.

3 . Acknowledgement

4.And the pdf pages(all are in US letter)

  1. Report.

All are prepared in the latex only except the inserting the pdfpages.

So, if I get a suggestion to design my book in a appropriate size which looks better while I am including these pages, I would be grateful.

thank you..

  • To be clear: do you want to impose US Letter over A4? – egreg Jan 6 '16 at 17:16
  • not exactly. but if I can design my book itself according to the pdf pages inserted I will be happy. Because I dont want extra spaces. It should be a book like a typed one only(not like pdfpages inserted)..@egreg – David Jan 6 '16 at 17:42
  • Sorry, but you aren't giving enough information. – egreg Jan 6 '16 at 17:44
  • Kindly see my updated question.@egreg – David Jan 6 '16 at 17:46
  • I have used offset=15mm 0mm in the \includepdf option. but I am not convinced with that solution. – David Jan 6 '16 at 17:47

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