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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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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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 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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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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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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a4paper, where should I declare it? In document class or geometry?

I currently have an article document class and I previously changed it to include printing on A4 paper: \documentclass[12pt, a4paper]{article} However, I had to change my margins to meet my ...
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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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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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How can I change the margins in LaTeX? [duplicate]

How do I change the margin of all pages? I want the latex page be .25 in margin around all the pages.
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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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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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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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Defining page margins with \geometry for two-sided documents

How do you set page margins using \geometry for a two-sided document? So far I've used the twoside option in my documentclass, which automatically widens the left/right margin on opposite sides of odd ...
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Evaluate typographical beauty of a document (widow, orphans, hyphens, etc) in order to optimize the page geometry

When finalizing documents, one of the last things I do is usually to play with the page geometry to improve the overall layout: get rid of a few orphans or widows, reduce the number of hyphenations, ...
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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 settings for default document layout?

How can I obtain the corresponding settings for the geometry package so that the document looks just like the standard article or report? Assume that I have a document in the default style, and I ...
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Why doesn't a 17cm x 25cm picture fit on a 17cm x 25cm page?

Why doesn't this tikz picture fit on the first page of the document? \documentclass{report} \usepackage{tikz} \usepackage[showframe, centering, text={17cm, 25cm}]{geometry} \begin{document} \...
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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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How to get marginnote to use the whole margin space?

I'm typing up a document where I'd like to add notes to myself on the side margin. I'm using marginnote and using the geometry package for specifying customized margins, I've allocated 5 cm for the ...
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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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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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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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Different margin on first page

To meet the conditions of our corporate design I need other margins on the first page of each document. The normal page layout is given by \usepackage[left=3cm,right=2cm,bottom=3cm,top=2cm]{geometry} ...
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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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newgeometry makes content run to next page

Thank you all from the beginning for your help in this. I'm completely new to LaTeX as I'm writing my bachelor thesis, so I'm sure I've made lots of mistakes... I'm using the geometry package because ...
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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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Is there a reason for \usepackage with options in a separate line?

I understand that these two commands do the same thing: \usepackage[letterpaper, landscape, margin=2in]{geometry} and \usepackage{geometry} \geometry{legalpaper, landscape, margin=2in} Is there ...
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Arithmetic in arguments to the geometry package

I'd like to use the geometry package to auto-crop the output of my LaTeX (so that it looks bigger on-screen as I'm editing). I have found a way to remove the margins completely and brutally: \...
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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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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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DIV and BCOR setting in KOMA (best practices)

I have been playing around and I now realize it is possible to set the type area using a KOMA class by a couple of ways, and I'll like to know which is the correct one. \documentclass[% a4paper, 12pt,...
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Conflict between fontspec and geometry

Using the option lines=x of geometry does not give the expected result when the fontspec package is used in the same document. For example, declaring lines=40 does not result in 40 lines per page but ...
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Is it geometry or pgfpages bug?

With \usepackage[showframe]{geometry} inserted in 2 on 1 pgfpages layout produce an unexpected result. I have updated latex last week, before that this problem did not appear \documentclass{article} \...
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Problem with the geometry package reset option

Page 11 of the geometry package manual says that the reset option sets back the layout dimensions and switches to the settings before geometry is loaded. On page 30 there is a slightly different ...
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Printing/typesetting two A4 pages from a single-page A3 document in TikZ

I'm currently working on a huge graph using a A3 format, with the landscape option. I don't usually work on A3 pages, but this is not a mistake. I purposefully chose this format because it's made of ...
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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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Setting different recto/verso margins size (geometry) on this example

CONTEXT. Because of specific University requirements (1), I had to use this nice code found on tex.stackexchange https://tex.stackexchange.com/a/96366/50507 written by David Carlisle, that was fitting ...
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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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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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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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Text placed below bottom margin that is not footnote

I'm using package geometry to specify global document margins: \usepackage[scale=0.82, top=1.5cm, bottom=2.5cm]{geometry} But I have a piece of information that I would like to add on first page on ...
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How can I set up the left/right margin of the page to 1 inch, the top/bottom one to ½ inch?

I try to set up the left and right margins to 1 inch, top and bottom margins to 0.5 inch. The following is my code: % Setup the margin \usepackage[centering, margin={1in, 0.5in}, includeheadfoot]{...
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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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In the geometry package, what's the practical use of setting heightrounded=true?

In the geometry package, what's the practical use of setting heightrounded=true? The documentation says sth about avoiding cases of "underful vbox", but I don't see why I need to worry about it. When ...
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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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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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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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How do I typeset a file containing ASCII art using a fixed-width character font?

I have a string with the text precisely spaced the way I want it displayed. It's sort of an ASCII art project. I want to convert this text to a PDF so I can print a poster with the text at my local ...
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header spacing trouble

I'm using the fancy header package, yet I've also adjusted all of my margins, to allow more text on each page as there is no need for the excessively large margins. I've run in to some trouble with ...

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