## LaTeX forum ⇒ Page Layout ⇒ Page Boarder and even pages

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callkalpa
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### Page Boarder and even pages

Hi,

I've got two questions,

1) How can I have a border around the page (I want to have a rectangle drawn at the margins so that my page content will be inside the border)
2) Can I have even pages (left pages) only when I need. In MS Word or LibreOffice Writer we can have page breaks to either left pages or right pages. Is this possible in latex. If so is there a special document class to be used to accomplish this task?

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cgnieder
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Hi callkalpa,

Welcome to the LaTeX community!

callkalpa wrote:1) How can I have a border around the page (I want to have a rectangle drawn at the margins so that my page content will be inside the border)

This should be doable with eso-pic or with TikZ/pgf.

callkalpa wrote:2) Can I have even pages (left pages) only when I need. In MS Word or LibreOffice Writer we can have page breaks to either left pages or right pages. Is this possible in latex. If so is there a special document class to be used to accomplish this task?

This sounds like a page layout question. Left or verso pages have a bigger margin to the left than to the right (in left-to-right books) and even page numbering. If that's what you want I'd define a layout with geometry for a oneside document that looks like verso pages and define \thepage to output the page number times two:

\documentclass[oneside]{book}\usepackage{geometry}\geometry{left=1.4in,right=.7in}\renewcommand*\thepage{\the\numexpr2*\value{page}\relax} \usepackage{lipsum}% for dummy text \begin{document} \chapter{Foo Bar}\lipsum\lipsum \end{document}

If that isn't waht you want I have misunderstood your question.

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callkalpa
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