# [texhax] Newbie class question

Thomas Jacobs thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Mon Jun 21 23:41:03 CEST 2010

Uwe,

Thanks very much for both of your replies.  I will attempt to use them
and report back.

Tom

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Tom,
>
> to see what is changing, use the following.
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> in the preamble load layouts
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> \usepackage{layouts}
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> after \begin{document} have the layout printed:
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> \pagediagram
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> \pagedesign
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> In the next step I load the geometry package with
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> 1in left and right..
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> \usepackage[lmargin=1in,rmargin=1in]{geometry}
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> and find no difference between this version and the version withput the
> package. However if I set the margins to 1.5in each, the document clearly
> gets longer. Without diving deeper I guess the margin is correct. I suggest
> you print out a sample page and check the margins in the printed document.
>
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>
> Uwe
>
> PS: To easily generate larger amounts of text I like the blindtext package.
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Thomas Jacobs