I write my thesis using latex, and I have a problem with fixing the bottom margin with 2.5 cm including the page numbering in the middle of the distance of 2.5 cm as in the figure below

I use this command


and I add this



The resulting margin in the pdf file is not correct any suggestions ??

  • 1
    Please tell us more about your document setup. E.g., which document class do you employ? And, is either \flushbottom or \raggedbottom in effect?
    – Mico
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 17:09
  • Add [footskip=1.25cm] to the geometry options and probably remove includefoot.
    – Bernard
    Commented Jan 27, 2020 at 17:33
  • The [includefoot] option redefines the bottom to include the footer. Removing it uses the bottom as the bottom of the text area. Commented Jan 28, 2020 at 16:04

1 Answer 1


Mostly intended as a demonstation.

Default footskip = \the\footskip

Bottom of text area = \the\dimexpr \paperheight-1in-\topmargin-\headheight-\headsep-\textheight\relax

2.5cm = \the\dimexpr 2.5cm\relax


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