[texhax] book facing pages are incorrect

Philip TAYLOR P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Thu Sep 7 17:39:52 CEST 2006

How about just tweaking the margins ?

	\newdimen \anysidemargin
	\anysidemargin = \oddsidemargin
	\oddsidemargin = \evensidemargin
	\evensidemargin = \anysidemargin

Philip Taylor


John R. Culleton wrote:
> 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. 

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