[OS X TeX] Setting different margins for different pages

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Wed Mar 16 15:42:12 CET 2011

On Mar 16, 2011, at 9:58 AM, John B. Thoo wrote:

Hi John

> Hi, everyone.  I'm sorry if this is a FAQ, but I had a hard time trying to find an answer in comp.text.tex.
> Using \documentclass{letter}, I'd like to set the margins so that the first page is something like
> \setlength\topmargin{-0.5cm}
> \setlength\oddsidemargin{90pt}
> to accomodate my department's letterhead paper, but then the succeeding pages simply have a 1-inch margin all around.  How can I set that in the preamble?

The simple answer is that you can't.  However, using the geometry package, you can change the margins with \newgeometry.  This forces a pagebreak.  There's no way to do it automatically.

So \usepackage[lmargin=90pt,tmargin=?, rmargin=1in, bmargin=1in]{geometry}


\newgeometry{lmargin=1in, tmargin=1in}

at an appropriate break.


Alan Munn
amunn at gmx.com

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