Bottom margin vs. descenders question

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at
Mon Jul 6 07:47:13 CEST 2020

On 7/5/20 3:23 PM, Doug McKenna wrote:

> The bottom margin is not based on a multiple of \baselineskip or
> similar.  It is based on measuring 720 pixels down from the top of an
> 8.5" by 11" inch PDF page in PostScript coords (72/inch), to get to
> the bottom 1" margin.

I strongly advise you to read the documentation of the excellent 
geometry package:

     texdoc geometry

in your terminal. The actual manual is about 18 pages long, the rest is 
the «Implementation».

Also, at least the very short chapter «Terminology» of the memoir class:

     texdoc memoir.



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