# [texhax] Newbie class question

Thomas Jacobs thomasjacobs at gmail.com
Tue Jun 22 19:59:32 CEST 2010

Uwe,

This worked like a charm!

I did interact with one of the class authors and he pointed out that
by using the fullpage option to the thesis class I could get the one
inch margins (described in the user guide and I missed it) but it goes
to double spacing as part of the definition.  Thus, the geometry
package did the trick quite nicely.

May I assume that the layouts program provides approximate measures
which one must divide by 72 to get inch values or is it exact based
upon the file definition and the inch values reported in documentation
are thus approximate?

May I also assume one cannot use the \layouts package with the
\geometry package as I did not get any changes to the document in
pagedesign when using the \geometry package to constrain the widths?

Thanks again.

Tom

On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 4:41 PM, Thomas Jacobs <thomasjacobs at gmail.com> wrote:
> Uwe,
>
> Thanks very much for both of your replies.  I will attempt to use them
> and report back.
>
> Tom
>
> On Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 12:27 PM, Uwe Ziegenhagen <ziegenhagen at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi Tom,
>>
>> to see what is changing, use the following.
>>
>> in the preamble load layouts
>>
>> \usepackage{layouts}
>>
>> after \begin{document} have the layout printed:
>>
>> \pagediagram
>>
>> \pagedesign
>>
>>
>> In the next step I load the geometry package with
>>
>> 1in left and right..
>>
>> \usepackage[lmargin=1in,rmargin=1in]{geometry}
>>
>> and find no difference between this version and the version withput the
>> package. However if I set the margins to 1.5in each, the document clearly
>> gets longer. Without diving deeper I guess the margin is correct. I suggest
>> you print out a sample page and check the margins in the printed document.
>>
>>
>>
>> Uwe
>>
>> PS: To easily generate larger amounts of text I like the blindtext package.
>>
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> --
> Thomas Jacobs
>

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Thomas Jacobs