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If I want to adjust the space occupied at the top of a page. I use the command

\setlength{\voffset}{-0.5in}

The effect of which is that - the page contents move upward by the amount set, e.g. -0.5in. This results in an unclaimed space at the bottom of the page. How can I claim that unused space? My intent in using \voffset is to move the contents of the page a bit up so that more of the page gets filled.

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    Better is to use geometry package for settings page layout.See its documentation.It is part of your LaTeX installation. Also you can find it on-line by gooogling.
    – Zarko
    Mar 4, 2020 at 21:34
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    @Sameeresque I believe you are looking for \enlargethispage or \enlargethispage*.
    – frougon
    Mar 4, 2020 at 23:30

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It's better to use the geometrypackage, as @Zarko said. Here is an example:

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{geometry}
 \geometry{
 a4paper,
 left=20mm,
 right=20mm,
 top=20mm,
 bottom=25mm,
 }

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