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Bottom Margin Extension

Postby InquisitorMo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:24 am


I am trying to expand my bottom margin to allow for more text to fill the page (it's a 1 page Resume).

I was able to successfully 'back up' the top of the page with some copied code:

  1. \titlespacing{\section}{0pt}{3pt}{3pt}
  2. \addtolength{\voffset}{-1cm}

But setting my margins with:

  1. \usepackage[margin=0.8in]{geometry}

Doesn't seem to be doing anything for some reason.

Any ideas? I'm using XeLaTex

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Postby Johannes_B » Sat Feb 22, 2014 9:04 am

Hard to tell without any compilable code. Please prepare a minimal working example with your code, that lets us just reproduce the problem.
You can load package showframe and blindtext to make the borders appear and to add some dummy text, respectively.
BTW: The key for the bottom margin of the page is bottom
  1. \documentclass{article}
  2. \usepackage{showframe}
  3. \usepackage{blindtext}
  4. \usepackage{geometry}
  5. \geometry{bottom=12cm}
  6. \begin{document}
  7. \blinddocument
  8. \end{document}
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Postby InquisitorMo » Sat Feb 22, 2014 12:05 pm

I found the answer I was looking for HERE:

Using the geometry package easily let me customize all 4 margins.

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