[texhax] LaTeX Pagination Reversed

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sat Apr 8 22:43:42 CEST 2006

I don't know about the incorrect alignment causing
print-through problems, but the wide-outer, narrow-
inner, is (I am told) an American convention which
exists because Americans love to write in the margins
(whilst we  British are taught never to write in our
textbooks).  I don't know if this is apocryphal or
true, but it certainly comes as no surprise to me that
you get margins like this by default.  I would
imagine that some simple tweaking of \oddsidemargin,
\evensidemargin might solve that problem : see


for hints.

Philip Taylor


Don Mainfort wrote:

> Have my book manuscript all set, but can not figure out why the margins 
> for left & right are reversed, with the wide margin on outside & thin 
> margin inside. Also, the print on front & back do not align - when 
> looking at outer edge of a page, the type of the even side is about a 
> quarter of an inch shy of that of the odd side.

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