[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 

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{\parskip}{0.05 in plus 2 pt minus 2 pt}
%\parindent = 0.0in



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 

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.


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