# [OS X TeX] [OT]Changing line width within the text

Serge Cohen cohen at embl-grenoble.fr
Mon Oct 28 05:22:28 EST 2002


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Hi there,

This is kind of an off-topic question because it's not a Mac specific
question. Still if anyone has an answer, please tell me (I'm in a hurry
to hand out the doc I'm having trouble with)!!!

I have to put a one page summary at the end (very last page) of a BOOK
document. This summary should be able to take more width than on usual
pages...

So far I managed to increase the \textheight to have only 0.5 in margin
top and bottom, but when I increase \textwidth (and decrease the
horizontal margins) it does not have effects: the page shift to the left
(odd page) because the margin are reduced, but still the width of the
text is not increased...
I also tried to modifies the \linewidth but it had not more effects.

I currently use this block before the input of the text:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

\setlength{\textwidth}{7.2in}
\setlength{\linewidth}{7.2in}
\setlength{\textheight}{10.7in}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{0.0in}
\setlength{\evensidemargin}{0.0in}
\setlength{\topmargin}{0.0in}
\setlength{\parskip}{0.05in}
\setlength{\marginparwidth}{0.0in}
\setlength{\marginparpush}{0.0in}
\setlength{\hoffset}{-0.5in}
\setlength{\voffset}{-0.5in}
\normalsize
%\setlength{\parskip}{0.05 in plus 2 pt minus 2 pt}
%\parindent = 0.0in
\cleardoublepage
\pagestyle{empty}

\begin{singlespace}
\selectlanguage{french}
\subsection*{..........................}

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

I'm sure that I don't need to modify most of these margins, and that I'm
just lacking the good one (or even a command telling LaTeX to apply new
margins). I've just found out that the \cleardoublepage was necessary
AFTER the \textheight to have it taken into account, still no effect on
\textwidth.

Finally, I did not found anything on this matter in LaTeX Companion...
except that one should avoid modifying these length inside the text.

As mentioned earlier, any help much welcomed.

Serge.

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