[OS X TeX] 1/2" margins

Themis Matsoukas matsoukas at psu.edu
Wed Oct 11 15:58:36 EDT 2006

On Oct 11, 2006, at 2:32 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:

>  [...] with the various \renewcommands turned on/off depending on  
> the particular kind of document.
> For some documents, though, I would prefer the margins to be 1/2"  
> all around an 8 1/2 by 11 page.
> Is there a way to achieve that by renewing something?
> (I don't even know how to get 1/2" margins as I got lost in  
> Companion2ed.)

I use

     \textwidth = 6.5 in
     \oddsidemargin = 0.0 in
     \evensidemargin= 0.0 in
     \textheight = 9.0 in
     \topmargin =-0.5 in

and you can play around with the numbers (I no longer remember what  
they mean). But that way you don't need any special packages.

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