I'm creating custom graph paper, and my code is



{   \begin{tikzpicture}[remember picture, overlay]
    \draw [line width=0.3pt,color=gray,step=0.5cm] (current page.south 
    west) grid (current page.north east);



\node[draw, double, rounded corners, scale=2, text height=25pt, 
anchor=north west, align=center] (15,0) {Name: 
\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_ \\ Date: \_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_\_};


Which works, except it gives two errors:

Package geometry Warning: Over-specification in h'-direction.width' (483.69684pt) is ignored.


Package geometry Warning: Over-specification in v'-direction.height' (731.23582pt) is ignored.

I'm not really sure what is causing this, or how to fix it. Could someone explain?

I looked at this question, but I didn't really understand the explanation given.

1 Answer 1


There are several problems:

You call a first time geometry with option margin=25mm, then load it again and specify left=10mm, right=10mm, top=10mm. This contradicts the previous option, since margin=25mm means

left=25mm, right=25mm, top=25mm, bottom=25mm.

Furthermore, you specify height and width. But width is what remains from paper width after you've substracted left + right. Actually, you have no choice, and this specification will be ignored.

  • I think so. total= is the same as body+ optionally margins if I remember well?
    – Bernard
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 0:11
  • okay. I also deleted the [margin=25mm] specification, as it was not necessary. It now works perfectly.
    – auden
    Commented Aug 13, 2016 at 0:12

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