# [texhax] Problem with page layout

Mostafa ali wremostafa at yahoo.com
Fri Aug 26 17:48:33 CEST 2011

```Hi Vladimir Lomov

Thanks for your reply. I just used this code, but still it does not give me the right margins.

Here what I am getting with this code:

Left/Right margin: 4.1 cm (instead of 3.8 cm)
top/bottom margin: 3.1/3.3 cm (instead of 2.54 cm)

:(

Mostafa

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From: Vladimir Lomov <lomov.vl at gmail.com>
To: Mostafa ali <wremostafa at yahoo.com>; General TeX discussion and questions <texhax at tug.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 25, 2011 9:09 PM
Subject: Re: [texhax] Problem with page layout

Hello,

** Mostafa ali [2011-08-25 12:02:24 -0700]:

> Hi

> I am writing my thesis using Latex. my thesis specification is as follows: top and bottom margin should be 1 in and left and right margin should be 1.5 in.  The size of the paper is standard (8.5*11 inch) or (21.6*17.94cm). Now I have used the following code in my STY file. but for some reason I am not getting the correct margin. I know this is very trivial, but couldn't fix it :(.

[...]

Use geometry package. For example, add following into preamble of your document
<code>
\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{letterpaper, hmargin=1.5in, vmargin=1in}
</code>

To understand and tune example see documentation of geometry package.

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