Questions tagged [geometry]

{geometry} is a package that allows to change the margins of (whole) pages and, conversely, the width and height of the textblock and its positioning on the page.

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Change paper size in mid-document

My document should be letterpaper and my attachments should be a4paper. I had high hopes for the \newgeometry command from the geometry package, but the documentation says \newgeometry is almost ...
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Why are default LaTeX margins so big?

I've read that—unless I know a lot about typesetting—I shouldn't change the margins of a LaTeX document. The default margin size of the article class is really big and it feels like a lot of space is ...
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Automate Fixed Width Page, length > some minimum length, but only as long as needed

I am trying to automate the solution proposed by egreg to How define a fixed width page, but length > some minimum length, but only as long as needed by hooking into \begin{document} and \end{...
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What's the absolute largest paper size permissible with pdflatex?

I've had occasion to typeset extraordinarily large matrices, which I didn't seriously expect anyone to expect in detail (without a computer) or print, but I needed it to be obvious that they were ...
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A5 booklet printing — Title page and TOC are missing

I have a file bookletdemo.tex with the following code \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[a5paper]{geometry} \usepackage{lipsum} % this package is for creating filler text \author{N.~N} \...
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All the document in only one long and continuous page

Well, may be this is not really useful, but I've thought if it was possible to put all the document in one long page. I mean, if your document is going to be read in a computer, mix all the pages in a ...
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Different margins for title page

My document class is article with a4paper. The margins that I want for the body are: top: 1 inch bottom: 1 inch right: 0.5 inch left: 1.5 inch The title page should have a 1 inch margin on all four ...
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How can I fix the error “GUI framework cannot be initialized” with TeXnicCenter and MiKTeX?

I don't know what I've done, but all of a sudden I am unable to compile any document which uses the geometry package. Minimal (non)-working example: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{...
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geometry, fancyhdr: \fancyfoot[C]{\thepage} is not really centered

After switching from the report class to the book class and starting to use the fancyhdr package to control headers/footers, the page numbers in my footers are no longer centered. This is my fancyhdr ...
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How to set page geometry for a single page only?

I want to change the geometry for a single page only. I set the geometry for the whole document using: \usepackage[left=1cm,right=2cm,vmargin=2.5cm,footnotesep=0.5cm]{geometry} The geometry package ...
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Storing the original document class page layout with geometry

Is it possible, using the geometry package, to store (and restore) the original layout specified by the document class (in my case, the class is report)? Here is some context. I have been editing ...
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How define a fixed width page, but length > some minimum length, but only as long as needed

This recent question on how to increase the width of the output, and this earlier question on how to increase the length of the output reminded me of something I have been wondering: I would like to ...
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Full width image in beamer?

I have a beamer presentation with a custom style which creates a red bar along the bottom of each slide. When I change the geometry and then revert it with restoregeometry, the red bar is now shifted ...
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Problem with the header/ footer width

I have recently started using the geometry package to format the margins of my documents. Although, I've noticed that the width of the header/ footer remains the same. How can I correct this? Here'...
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How to determine head height automatically

I'm creating three documents with three different headers, containing images or large banners. Is there a way to determine the head height automatically or even better a way to change the head height ...
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\newgeometry doesn't work with Turkish babel package

\newgeometry is a nice feature of geometry package. I found out that it doesn't work (together with many other problems) when \usepackage[turkish]{babel} is also used with many errors stating: ...
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geometry package - paperwidth and paperheight aren't accurate

recognize this simple example: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=612.0pt, paperheight=792.0pt]{geometry} \begin{document} Hello World \end{document} I compiled it with pdflatex. ...
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Wrong A4 measurements?

I noticed that the paper size invoked by a4paper is not working right in my examples: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt,oneside]{article} \begin{document} Test \end{document} I checked with Preview.app ...
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Draw true page border

Is there a way to draw a rectangle around every page? The problem is that my document (a Ph.D. thesis) is in a funny format (16x24cm). So to print it centered on A4 paper (for reviewing) I played ...
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Fitting page size to a tikz figure

Sometimes I'm using tikz as a plotting tool, without embedding the figure in a document. In this case, I normally, want to include the resulting PDF in a different TeX file (yes I know I could include ...
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What is the equivalent of fullpage in geometry package?

There's an occasion when I am forced to use geometry package instead of fullpage. However the document margins should match another document which uses fullpage. Where can I find the default top, ...
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Newgeometry and afterpage don't adjust the geometry

In the following sample, the geometry doesn't change even though I believe it should. What am I doing wrong and how can I fix it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{afterpage} \...
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Change page layout after first page

currently I'm trying to prepare a letter head with XeLaTeX. The first page of the letter should have a sidebar on the right. For this sidebar, the text width should be shrinked to approx. 80% of its ...
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Looking for a command to create the geometry line symbol (\overline with arrows on both ends)

I need a way of encoding the geometry line symbol. $\overline{AB}$ gives me the line segment symbol and $\overrightarrow{AB}$ gives me the ray symbol, I need a way to get a bar over the letters that ...
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Problem with setting correct custom page size with 'geometry' in xelatex

I'm trying to set the page size using the geometry package as shown in the following MWE, compiled with xelatex test.tex: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[b5paper,pass]{geometry} \geometry{...
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Showing margins/frames in beamer slides

With a regular article/report/... class, you can use the showframe package to draw outlines of where the various regions of the page lie. I cannot get the same functionality with beamer, however. ...
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My footer disappears when I increase headheight

I have created a custom simple layout with the fancyhdr package. Because the header I must use is somewhat big, LaTeX instructed me to increase the headheight to at least a minimum value. The problem ...
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Overriding printer scaling defaults from within LaTeX

Edited version of question I have to produce a series of documents that need to be printed without scaling. The target users are likely to have low-level computer skills and will overlook ...
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How can I maintain the current page nodes for portrait when temporarily entering landscape mode in TikZ?

Question How can I keep the current page nodes aligned with the same physical corners of the page in a document where the main layout is portrait, but some pages with longtable are in the landscape ...
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Dummy text inside the marginal note doesn't continue to next pages

This is my little MWE, \documentclass{book} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ includemp, % or include something else? paper=a4paper, marginparwidth=...
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Using the `geometry` package with luatex

According to the geometry package's user manual (2010/09/12 v5.6, section 5.6 'Drivers', p. 11) The package supports drivers dvips, dvipdfm, pdftex, xetex, and vtex. Can I use this package with ...
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Default margins for geometry package

I want to explicitly specify sizes of my document. For this purposes I use geometry package. I do the following (I found the solution here): \documentclass{article} \usepackage[paperwidth=2394pt, ...
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How can I get todonotes in the left margin

I want to use the package todonotes. Standard, the package prints the todo's in the right margin, while I want to have them in the left margin. Funny is, that in the manual itself they are placed in ...
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Geometry: showframe + landscape

I'm using \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} and I'm seeing that when I use a landscape environment (added by pdflscape package) the frame doesn't seem to be OK. Is this an erratum? Is there any way ...
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fancyhdr not centering after changed geometry

I have a document with different page margins, so I have to change geometry settings after fancyhdr loaded. However, the width of header after geometry is not correct. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \...
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How can I use the layout and twoside options of the geometry package?

When I use the geometry package (2010/09/12 v5.6) for a twoside document with one paper size (e.g. A4) and another layout size (e.g. A5), I had expected that I could print a page, turn the paper, ...
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Standard way of handling oversize pages?

In a book project, using \geometry{letterpaper}, there are occasional places where an oversize diagram has to be included — one much wider than a normal page — without being reduced or spread across ...
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How can i change the paper size in tikzposter?

Right now the only allowed paper sizes in tikzposter are a0paper, a1paper, or a2paper. Is there a way to manually set the size of the poster in inches or other units?
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Using \restoregeometry in environment, next page runs off the page bottom

The problem is as follows. In a memoir document, I defined the page geometry: \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{ paperwidth=5.25in, paperheight=8in, textwidth=95mm, textheight=150mm, outer=17mm } \...
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Change papersize of selected slides in beamer

Is it possible to change the paper size of some frames in beamer? I know you can change the global paper size using \geometry{paperwidth=,paperheight=} in the preamble, but assuming you want to change ...
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afterpage clashes with restoregeometry from the geometry package

I'm writing my thesis and have used the geometry package to control the size of the text body so that it follows 'good' typesetting practices as described in the KOMA-script documentation. Many of ...
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I get an error when using `\ExecuteOptions` together with `\usepackage{geometry}`

I'm writing a custom document class. It's kinda simple, but it will use the geometry package to set page size, orientation and margins. However... Whenever I use that package, the \ExecuteOptions ...
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fancyhdr resets geometry to adjust header heights?

I use two pagestyles fancy for the default header and plain for headers on chapter pages. These headers should have completely different heights, however, it looks like latex adjusts both header ...
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Change \headheight for a \pagestyle

I have a document class that auto generates header from some user input. The problem is the first page should have a different page header than the others and the headline can be multi line. So \...
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Displaying layout marks in a document set with different layouts

Is there any package that allows for the display of layout marks within a document where the layout changes several times throughout? I'm using the geometry facilities to issuing \newgeometry commands ...
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adjusting the line width of the header with geometry fanchyhdr

the line is longer than the width of the text, how do I adjust, knowing that the package needs fanchyhdr geometry? \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{preambulo} %...
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page margins not respected after A3 page insertion in A4 document

I am inserting an A3 page in an A4 document but the margins are not respected (and neither does a page number appear), after the A3 page. Test code below: \documentclass[11pt,twoside,a4paper,...
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Why is the picture not inserted?

When I pdflatex the text below it doesn't insert the picture, but writes the name of the file instead (pic). And the geometry line gives the error ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. The ...
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How to show margin distances in mm

I would like to know the distance (in mm) of the margins I just set, and I would like them to be displayed in the document (for debugging purposes, of course). I use the showframe option of the ...
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Tufte layout in “Painless Memoir?”

I'm trying to bring together two styles, the airy Tufte's page layout ... and Michael OKane's "painless Memoir" document found on this site. I've tried to edit OKane's template directly; I've tried ...