I need to change the margins on a template for at school-report. Right now it looks like it thinks it's a book, because every other side startes its margins to far in on the paper.

This is the only commands I see, could determine the margins:

\documentclass[final, danish]{packages/DocLayout} 



We've tried putting in the geometry package, like this: \usepackage[a4paper,margin=1in,footskip=0.25in]{geometry}

But that doesn't work.

Any ideas?

  • Those lines of code looks familiar. I wrote that report template when I was studying :D It uses scrreprt in Doclayout. I think there is a DVI option in the komascript package. Setting it to like DVI=14 should do it.
    – Simon
    Commented Feb 16, 2022 at 18:45
  • Correction: It should be DIV=14 not DVI
    – Simon
    Commented Feb 16, 2022 at 19:14

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If you are using the AAU report template which I wrote 2 years ago. In DocLayout it uses the scrreprt from KOMAscript




\LoadClass[twoside, open=right, numbers=noenddot]{scrreprt}

You will need to look into the KOMA-script manual to find a way to change the margins. After a little searching I found the DIV option. Setting it to 14 should give a small margin. But you can change the value to your liking.

\documentclass[final, danish, DIV=14]{packages/DocLayout}

There might be other ways to set the margin in KOMA script, but I never looked into it as I preferred the standard.

UPDATE If you want even margins, you need to change from a two sided report style to a one sided report style (even margins). In DocLayout at the \LoadClass line, change twoside to either twoside=semi or oneside

\LoadClass[twoside, open=right, numbers=noenddot]{scrreprt} % change twoside to either twoside=semi or oneside

You will also need to apply the same change to the \KOMAoption{twoside} line in frontpage.tex

\KOMAoptions{twoside = semi}
        \insertfigure*[width = 0.3\columnwidth]{example-image-1x1}
\KOMAoptions{twoside} % change twoside to either twoside=semi or oneside
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    That's the one :) but I'm looking for a way to get even margins on all pages. This just makes the margins smaller, unfortunately. Is that even possible in KOMA-script? Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 14:02
  • @HelenaSønderupLauridsen I made an update to the answer. If it didn't solve your issue, you can delete the two \KOMAoptions{...} in frontpage.tex and load geometry as you did in your question. (It's those two line that prevents geometry from making the changes)
    – Simon
    Commented Feb 17, 2022 at 16:48
  • Thanks ! that did it :) Commented Feb 18, 2022 at 8:12

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