[pdftex] Asymmetric margins

John Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Wed Dec 31 18:07:28 CET 2003

In plain pdftex, how does one make the inner margin alternate 
from even to odd pages. The idea is to give a bit more room on 
the inner margin, which is the left margin on odd pages and 
right margin on even pages. I have tried adjusting either 
\hoffset or \pdfhorigin, in the header routine and then the 
footer routine. No combination has any effect. 

Changes to \hoffset take place on the next page, not the current 
page. I don't know what the rules are for \pdfhorigin but I 
suspect they are the same. 

Must I dig into the output routines to make this alternation 
John Culleton
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