I use the classicthesis template by Andre Miede in Version 4.2. I just changed the page dimensions to fit a smaller layout like so:

\usepackage[ paperheight  =23.495cm,paperwidth   =15.557cm,
         layoutheight =22.861cm,layoutwidth  =15.24cm,
         layoutvoffset= 0.317cm,layouthoffset= 0.1585cm,

everything works fine except the Header line on even pages. It doesnt line up with the text block:

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wheras on uneven pages the positioning is right:

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    Can you make a minimal working example (MWE)? Oct 26, 2018 at 13:34
  • @bananabombo When I insert your geometry package call into the original template, just after the call to classicthesis (v4.6), I don't get this - everything up there seems fine. Only two exceptions: your layoutheight of 22.9cm doesn't leave enough space on the bottom for the 'draft' mark, there's not enough space for the margin notes. Check if adding the showframe option to the call to geometry gives you any clue of what's happening. Oct 26, 2018 at 16:24
  • @PhilipPirrip im working with Version 4.2 of classicthesis on overleaf which is provided via this link. The Problem does not seem to occur in Version 4.6 of classicthesis. is there any way to move a Project from classicthesis 4.2 to 4.6 on overleaf? Or is there a way to fix the Problem in classicthesis 4.2? Oct 29, 2018 at 14:30
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    @bananabombo Can you overwrite classicthesis.sty and classicthesis-config.tex in your overleaf directory? Just copy those and you'll have v4.6. Oct 29, 2018 at 20:17

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The problem only appeared in Version 4.2 of classicthesis. So i had to transfer my classicthesis project to a newer version like 4.6. I first copied the parts of the config-file i adapted to my needs. Then overwriting classicthesis.sty and classicthesis-config.tex as @PhilipPirrip suggested did the trick.

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