[texhax] Regarding margin for binding in thesis
torsten.wagner at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 02:54:35 CEST 2010
sorry for my late reply, I was absent for the last two days.
> I do not follow your argument. For a moment, ignore what happens in
> the middle, in the "2 page view". The way you showed the schematic in
> your first mail, the left margin of page 2 and right margin of page 3
> are of unequal length. Shouldn't they be of the same width by your own
> argument, and the schematic you plotted? (For that matter, the middle
> length is also not satisfactory - and yes, i did check by taking
> printouts of two pages, and placing them in a "2 page view".)
I do not know what happend to the schematic during the mail process.
However, it was intended to depict the same length for the left margin
of page 2 and the right margin of page 3.
Please find below a more detailed explanation:
Lets give numbers to the margins to avoid confusion:
1 2 3 4
|------| Text |---*---| Text |------|
* indicate the later book-middle.
An example would be
if margin 1 and margin 4 are 1.5 inch
then margin 2 and margin 3 are 0.75 inch which gives together 1.5 inch.
As mentioned later by Alan, the rule I like to describe might be
different from major to major or from country to country. So fare it was
the only rule I know. Thanks to Alan to widen my view.
The rule I follow is rather nearly as old as book printing itself , I
was always pleased with the result.
My respond to your request was just to make sure that you are not
misunderstood that margins 2 and 3 smaller even after adding binding
corrections. This was what happen to me when I came the first time along
this. Thus, to say, even with binding correction margin 2 and 3 might
still be smaller then margin 1 and 4.
Hope now my intention is more clear.
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