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I'm writing a paper in A4 paper. I want to set all margins to be precisely 1 inch. I'm using the geometry package with the following parameters.

\usepackage[a4paper,left=1in,top=1in,right=1in,bottom=1in,nohead]{geometry}

However the result does not seem to be what is specified. The left and right margins are being set to something like 1.3 inches, while the top and bottom margins are being set to 1.5 inches.

Question: Which command should I use to set all margins to precisely one inch?

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    What you do is correct, you can try with \usepackage[a4paper,margin=1in,nohead,showframe]{geometry} the showframe just for help – touhami Jul 9 '16 at 20:33
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    Try \usepackage[margin=2truein]{geometry}. The main point is truein, which gives "true" inches, rather than in, which can be scaled. – Andrew Jul 9 '16 at 20:56
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    @Andrew Unless \mag is set to a different value than its default 1000, there is no difference between units and their true version. I don't think \mag is touched upon by the OP. – egreg Jul 9 '16 at 21:39
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    Welcome! We need a complete minimal working example which demonstrates the problem when we copy-paste-compile your code. You can also add verbose to the options and geometry will print the results of its calculations to the console and log. – cfr Jul 9 '16 at 22:46

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