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## How do I set margins?

 From: Bruce Korb Subject: How do I set margins? Date: Thu, 04 Oct 2001 14:29:12 -0700

Hi,

I have been plagued with the problem that SuSE configures their
systems to use @afourpaper in some way that is not obvious to
me.  (Having hunted for every copy of texinfo.tex, examined
these directories and their files and on and on.)

Anyway, I have finally given up and will now just run
Now, to my question.  This format uses up a lot of paper.
I would prefer to use 3/4" margins all the way around,
rather than 1-1/4".  However, looking at the definitions
of the various letterpaper/afourpaper/pagesizes macros
leaves me stumped.  How those things compute their arguments
for the internalpagesizes macro is beyond me.  Is it
possible to just rework this thing into what I want:

% @letterpaper (the default).
\def\letterpaper{{\globaldefs = 1
\parskip = 3pt plus 2pt minus 1pt
%
% If page is nothing but text, make it come out even.

\internalpagesizes{46\baselineskip}{6in}{\voffset}{.25in}{\bindingoffset}{36pt}%
}}

??  Thanks! - Bruce

P.S.:

% @pagesizes TEXTHEIGHT[,TEXTWIDTH]
% Perhaps we should allow setting the margins, \topskip, \parskip,
% and/or leading, also. Or perhaps we should compute them somehow.
%
\def\pagesizes{\parsearg\pagesizesxxx}

I think you should, somehow.  Also, your documentation says that
pagesizes takes WIDTH [, HEIGHT ].  Obviously, this source is
"more correct".