[texhax] How to change margins to a TOC or LOF file

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Tue Aug 7 14:56:19 CEST 2007

On  6 Aug, 2007, at 15:02, hellodudenow at aol.com wrote:

> To Whom This May Concern:
>      Hello, my name is Daniel.  I am a graduate student finishing  
> my master's thesis.  I am the first one in my department to be  
> typing my thesis in Tex.

Congratulations! You won't regret it.

> I was wondering if you know how to change the margins on a TOC or  
> LOF file?  More specifically how to change the left hand margin of  
> the TOC or LOF file to 1.5 in.

{%                            % inside a group, so it only affects TOC
\addtolength{\hoffset}{0.5in} % additional 1/2in, but reduces right  
\setlength\textwidth{4.27in}  % this only adjusts the running head
\hsize 4.27in%                % TeX, more than LaTeX, but adjusts TOC  
\tableofcontents\clearpage}%  % \clearpage works like \par, so last page
                               % of TOC typesets OK

4.27in I got it from the usual \textwidth of ten point LaTeX classes:

345pt/72.27 = 4.77... inch, minus 0.5 inch = 4.27in. Adjust as  



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