[texhax] book facing pages are incorrect

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Thu Sep 7 16:49:20 CEST 2006

On Wednesday 06 September 2006 20:54, Nicolas Bingham wrote:
> Dear texhax,
> I have a very simple document using the book class:
> \documentclass{book}
> \begin{document}
> \mainmatter
> \chapter{Chapter}
> Chapter
> \end{document}
> However, the facing pages are incorrect! i.e. the odd-numbered pages have a
> large RHS margin and the even-numbered pages have a large LHS margin (which
> is the opposite of the expected behaviour).
> How can I fix this (aside from manually swapping the odd and even page
> margins)?
> Thanks for your time,
> Nic

What size paper are you using? Perhaps you need to state it
explicitly in the documentclass. In olden times one could
assume U. S. letter throughout but with increasing internationalization 
of TeX the default may be an A size instead. 
John Culleton
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