[texhax] Margins and spaces

Axel E. Retif axel.retif at mac.com
Thu Apr 2 09:31:26 CEST 2009

On  1 Apr, 2009, at 10:42, Dorothy Jammins wrote:

> Hi all,
> I am writing a class for my dissertation and I have a couple of  
> questions:
> I am using the geometry package for the margins and I've noticed  
> that the top margin is with respect to the midline (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mean_line 
> ).
> Is this the correct behavior or have I done something wrong?

No, I don't think that's wrong per se, but you won't find universal  
agreement on that either. Just take a look at the really amazing  
memoir class manual ---in your terminal or Command Prompt,

texdoc memoir

The first part is one of the best works on the art of typography one  
can read.

Building a class yourself I think requires an extraordinary amount of  
time and effort you can avoid using a pre-configured class that  
closely suits your needs and adapting it with packages like geometry,  
fancyhdrs, titlesec, etc.; or maybe you would like to use the memoir  
class itself, which, though I've never used it, I understand is very  



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