# Changing default margins in template

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}

\usepackage{packages/mygraphics}
\tikzexternalize
\usepackage{derivative

}


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. Feb 16 at 18:45
• Correction: It should be DIV=14 not DVI Feb 16 at 19:14

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

\NeedsTeXFormat{LaTeX2e}

\RequirePackage{xparse}
\ProvidesExplClass{packages/DocLayout}{2020/07/04}{1.0}{Sideopsaetning}

\PassOptionsToClass{\CurrentOption}{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}
\begin{forside}
\begin{figure}[!h]
\centering
\insertfigure*[width = 0.3\columnwidth]{example-image-1x1}
\end{figure}
\end{forside}
\KOMAoptions{twoside} % change twoside to either twoside=semi or oneside

• 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? Feb 17 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) Feb 17 at 16:48
• Thanks ! that did it :) Feb 18 at 8:12