I am trying to get left margin = 1.5inch (3.81 cm) and right-, top-, bottom-margin = 2.5cm each. For this, I tried the following:

\documentclass[a4paper, 12pt, oneside]{book}
\usepackage[left = 1.5in, right = 2.5cm, top = 2.5cm, bottom = 2.5cm]{geometry}

Some text

However, I am getting 4.4cm in the left margin, 4.4cm in the bottom margin and 3.3cm in the right margin. How to resolve this. Thanks in advance.


  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Are you sure you're printing on A4 paper with output magnification/reduction set to 100%? – egreg Jun 18 '17 at 12:56
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    Are you sure that the printer hasn't scaled the document? – Michael Fraiman Jun 18 '17 at 12:56
  • Yes , I have tried printing this in 2-3 different printers. The result is the same. I couldn't figure out the solution. – An student Jun 18 '17 at 12:59
  • What compiler do you use? – Michael Fraiman Jun 18 '17 at 13:45
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    Thanks to everyone here. I deleted all the printers and reinstalled a fresh one and the problem was solved. As pointed out here, it was in fact the scaling that was getting messed up. – An student Jun 19 '17 at 2:14

As pointed out in the comments, it was the scaling issue. I uninstalled all the printers and installed a fresh one and the problem is now solved.

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