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I took doc/latex/tufte-latex/sample-book.tex and added the landscape option:

\documentclass[landscape]{tufte-book}

The result PDF is in landscape mode but the text is vertically cut.

The log file contains

Class tufte-book Warning: Option `landscape' is not supported -- ignoring option

Why is landscape not supported?

Are there any workarounds?

My final goal is to have a wider margin for larger pictures.

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You can find the paper sizes and layouts in the file tufte-common.def, where the definition for a4paper looks like this:

\geometry{a4paper,left=24.8mm,top=27.4mm,headsep=2\baselineskip,textwidth=107mm,marginparsep=8.2mm,marginparwidth=49.4mm,textheight=49\baselineskip,headheight=\baselineskip}

The margin has a width of 49.4 mm and the text is 49 lines high. Since A4 is 297 x 210 mm you can make the margin 87 mm wider in landscape mode (297 - 210 mm) but you have to cut some lines (34 lines are fitting nicely). Which gives you the following geometry:

\geometry{a4paper,landscape,left=24.8mm,top=27.4mm,headsep=2\baselineskip,textwidth=107mm,marginparsep=8.2mm,marginparwidth=136.4mm,textheight=34\baselineskip,headheight=\baselineskip}

Just add it somewhere in your preamble:

\documentclass[landscape]{tufte-book}

\usepackage{showframe}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}

\geometry{a4paper,landscape,left=24.8mm,top=27.4mm,headsep=2\baselineskip,textwidth=107mm,marginparsep=8.2mm,marginparwidth=136.4mm,textheight=34\baselineskip,headheight=\baselineskip}

\begin{document}

\kant

\end{document} 

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  • Good luck with tufte, it's nice but a little stubborn... – DG' Feb 2 '18 at 20:19

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