[texhax] Regarding margin for binding in thesis

Torsten Wagner torsten.wagner at gmail.com
Wed Apr 21 03:58:41 CEST 2010

On 04/21/2010 10:09 AM, Arvind wrote:

>> I don't have the commands in my mind at the moment. But I know it is a
>> common error to believe that the margins which will create the middle of the
>> book have to be wider then the outer margins. Please check for this. A
>> correct set-up should give you exact three margins.
>> |------| Text |---*---| Text |------|
>> * indicate the book-middle. As you can see the left and right size margins
>> have the same width like both inner margins together. This results in a
>> uniform look margin,text,margin,text,margin....

> However, my impression was that with the twoside option, the geometry
> package would give different left and right margins for odd and even
> numbered pages. You are saying it should give the same margin for both
> pages. But it seems to be doing neither. What i am getting is a larger
> margin on the right, and slightly smaller margin on the left, for all
> the pages. Why is that?

This is exactly what I am saying. Please put two sheets between each 
other in the way they would appear in the book.
Like page 2-3. As you can seen now. the outer left and right margin have 
the same space like the inner left and right margin together. This is 
intentional. Check a good typeset commercial book and you will find it 
is true. It only look strange as long as you pile up all sheets together 
(like your pdf-viewer will display them one under the other). As soon as 
you arrange them to a "2 page view" they look fine.



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