[texhax] Gutter on wrong side [with scrbook]

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Wed Aug 19 00:47:44 CEST 2009

On 18 August 2009 martin f krafft wrote:

 > Attached test document uses scrbook, and the chapter nicely opens on
 > an odd page, and the page number is on the bottom right (the outer
 > edge on odd pages).
 > However, the gutter (binding margin) also seems to be on the *outer*
 > edge, which is just wrong. Could someone please enlighten me and
 > tell me how to get the gutter to the inner edge?

Hi Martin,
I must admit that I'm not familiar with Koma script at all.  But maybe
you find something useful in the documentation if you search for

The outer margin is always bigger than the inner one for a couple of
good reasons.

Maybe it's worthwhile to buy a book about typography.  Such books are
very expensive.  But there is an exception:

  Hans Peter Willberg, Friedrich Forssman:  Erste Hilfe in Typografie,
  Verlag Hermann Schmidt, Mainz, 1999, ISBN 3-87439-474-3.

The title of this book (First Aid in Typography) is quite unfortunate 
because it implies that it's written for greenhorns only.

The opposite is the case.  It's one of the best books about typography
I'm aware of.  And it's extremely beautiful.

The price is only 12.80 EUR.  This is quite amazing because the book
even demonstrates different types of paper.

In short: It's definitely worth the money.


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