I'm about to print my thesis (A4 size) and the publisher has requested me to extend the size of each side of page in 3 mm, so the paper cutter can do its thing properly. I can't change the size of the whole project as it would ruin the lay out so, how could I add this extra size in all pages?

Just in case I haven't made myself understood, I attach a picture of the desired process from the current state (left) to the goal (right). Thanks.

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    Try \addtolength\oddsidemargin{3mm}\addtolength\evensidemargin{-3mm}. This also accounts for double sided printing. If you are doing single sided, then you want both even and odd to be +3mm. – Steven B. Segletes Sep 10 '19 at 10:56
  • Thanks Steven, it's double sided but it's not working, apparently. – amodeo Sep 10 '19 at 11:07
  • In what sense, "not working"? Here's an MWE, where it kicks in on pages 3,4 \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \lipsum[1-9] \clearpage \addtolength\oddsidemargin{30mm}\addtolength\evensidemargin{-30mm} \lipsum[1-9] \end{document} – Steven B. Segletes Sep 10 '19 at 11:08
  • Perhaps \geometry{bindingoffset=3mm} from the eponymous package? – Bernard Sep 10 '19 at 11:13
  • If you use KOMAscript, use BCOR=3mm. You may also look into the printer driver. At least Windows printer driver have an option to set binding correction when you print, and will just move the page sidewise with a given value. – Sveinung Sep 10 '19 at 11:30

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