[texhax] plain TeX: changing margins on left/right pages?

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Sun May 28 20:13:53 CEST 2006

Sounds like you need to tweak \hoffset in your output
routine.  Since \hoffset isn't used for anything other
than page positioning, I can see no reason why you
couldn't \advance it by -0,15in for \ifodd \count 0
and by +0,15in otherwise.  What do you think ?

Philip Taylor
D. R. Evans wrote:

> In order to position left and right pages correctly for printing, I need to
> have an addition 0.3" left gutter on even-numbered pages.
> Can anyone give me a pointer as to how to do this in plain TeX?
> (Oddly, the TeXbook doesn't seem to describe this in manmac, even though
> the book itself clearly has different margins for the left and right pages.)
> In case what I want isn't clear: \hsize stays the same but even-numbered
> pages need to be shifted an extra 0.3" toward the right compared to
> odd-numbered pages.
>   Doc Evans

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