I'm using a documentclass "book" (\documentclass[11pt,a4paper,twoside]{book}) and I want to increase the margin to be able to reduce the text width.

I've tried geometry but when using \addtolength{\textwidth}{-2cm} the command only change the headers of the pages (cf. image).

Any recommendation ?

Thanks for the support Best Jerome

Textwidth changed for header not text

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    Sep 23 at 10:14
  • There are more parameters that must be changed. Use the geometry package; it will properly change all the necessary parameters. Sep 23 at 11:30


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