[OS X TeX] Re : Stupid question about the tabular environment

Adam M. Goldstein a.m.goldstein at mac.com
Sat Jan 17 17:55:21 EST 2009

On Jan 17, 2009, at 4:40 PM, Herbert Schulz wrote:

> On Jan 17, 2009, at 3:26 PM, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>> Howdy,
>>> Actually, it's a bit counter intuitive since the inside margin  
>>> (the one towards the binding) is smaller than the outside margin.  
>>> I think the idea is that when the book is opened flat the outer  
>>> margins and the space between the text boxes on the two pages  
>>> should appear approximately the same width.

Also, I think the wide outside margins are intended to help the person  
who will be holding the book while reading it; the extra margin on the  
outside gives a way to do this without covering the text with his or  
her fingers---a throwback, one might say, to a point in time at which  
books were made for readability (some still are, of course) as opposed  
to being cheap to manufacture.

Adam M. Goldstein PhD, MSLIS
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