I have written a document in A4 setting and now I am trying to convert it into 6x9 inches. I have gone through classicthesis-config.tex and classicthesis.sty

% A5
        {% Minion gets some extra sizes     
            \PackageInfo{classicthesis}{A5 paper, MinionPro}%
        }{% Palatino or other
            \PackageInfo{classicthesis}{A5 paper, Palatino or other}%

But this is not reducing the area between footer page numbers and text.

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How can I adjust this space between to save area.

  • 1) you're using an old version of classicthesis 2) see all those ifthenelse? they only work if you're using a few standard paper sizes 3) you could simply use the three areaset and setlength commands just after you load classicthesis.sty with whichever numbers you need Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 1:31
  • 1. I got my version from here. Please suggest the new version. 2. Yes I am aware of that, that's why I had to manually configure the classicthesis-config.tex file. 3. I did used the areaset, as mentioned above, but I am not able to decrease the gap between page number and text block.
    – Mercurial
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 8:16
  • 1) newest version here bitbucket.org/amiede/classicthesis 2) 3) how is your paper size set in documentclass? I don't know how to reproduce what you're doing. Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 17:08
  • I think this is what you need \setlength{\footskip}{10pt}. And to learn more about how the page is constructed, refer to koma-script documentation here ctan.org/pkg/koma-script Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 17:39
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    Thank you very much, setting that worked. Can you please write that in the answer so I can mark it solved? And I used geometry on a5paper. Also I updated to v4.6 now.
    – Mercurial
    Commented Oct 9, 2020 at 18:24

1 Answer 1


The distance between text area and the page footer can be controlled by \footskip, as in \setlength{\footskip}{10pt}. Classicthesis uses koma-script package areaset with options headinclude, footinclude to set the text area size, so koma-script documentation is the place to go for more details.

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