24 questions linked to/from Why are default LaTeX margins so big?
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### Amsart style margins [duplicate]

I have a question that somehow depends on people's taste I suppose. I like the amsart package for my documents, however I always found the margins too large, so I got used to making them smaller (3cm) ...
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### How can I control the main vertical and horizontal spaces of pages? [duplicate]

I printed my report, but I saw that it has the same big space around the content for every page. How can I change it?
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### What is the name of LaTeX's default style and why was it chosen for LaTeX?

LaTeX has a unique style compared to other document formatting applications and style guides. What is the name of this and why was it chosen for LaTeX? Why was the particular Computer Modern font ...
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### Best ratios of number of letters per line and of number of lines per page

I am actually writing a master thesis in LaTeX but I didn't really like the default page style of the document style book. Therefore I tried to make my own page style and I resized manually the ...
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### How to format a long polynomial

I have a long polynomial: \documentclass{article} %\usepackage{amsmath}% Loaded by mathtools \usepackage{mathtools} \begin{document} \$ f(z)=\frac{1}{382112640}(-306772802511648469920\eta^4z^4+...
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### Placement of page numbers is too low

I'm trying to set page numbering but somehow it ends up lower than it should and the numbers touch the edge of the page, which looks strange and is exactly what I don't want it to look like. How can I ...
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### Printing on A4 - standard classes vs. KOMA-Script classes

As I'm located in Europe the standard paper size is A4. So far I was normally using either \documentclass[a4paper]{article} or even simply \documentclass{article}. Recently I spotted sections (1.1) ...
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### Why does LaTeX add 1 inch to margins?

LaTeX defines \topmargin, \evensidemargin and \oddsidemargin as follows: [reference] \topmargin: Length of margin at top of page above all printing. 1 inch is added to this value. \...
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### Is there a way to tell LaTeX to use smaller margins without setting an absolute margin length?

So, I generally like letting LaTeX make most of my typesetting decisions for me--- it generally knows what is typographically "good" better than I do. One area I just haven't been able to turn ...
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### Why should I avoid the a4 and aeguill packages?

In this answer am I being told, that I shouldn't use the a4 and the aeguill packages. Why should I do that, and what should I use instead?
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### How to get sane margin sizes suitable for paperback books using memoir?

I'm trying to make a document suitable for printing as a trade paperback. For that reason I'm using the memoir class using statementpaper which sets the page size to 5.5" x 8.5". Here's the basic ...
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### How big should margins be on a typographically (and visually) pleasing CV? [closed]

Given that neither Why are default LaTeX margins so big? nor LaTeX template for resume/curriculum vitae explicitly touches on this topic, I'd like to close a gap in my understanding: How big should ...
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### Default layout is not as expected

I just started to learn LaTeX after seeing some amazing examples of scientific articles produced using it; I was also told that, unlike some other other text programs, LaTeX automatically produces ...