Re: a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-20 Thread Juergen Spitzmueller
John McCabe-Dansted wrote:
 Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
 paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
 margin is wider than the outer)

The problem with a4wide and a4.sty is that there are several different 
versions around, which produce different output. It is deprecated and 
therefore no more supported by LyX (as of 1.4).

 Thus I tried using the line

 \usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

Why don't you use the GUI (document-margins), which basically does the same?

 This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
 margins are wrong. Although I set a top  bottom margin of 2cm the
 header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
 edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
 and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
 printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
 page than with the university printers.

Did you consider headsep, headheight and foorskip? They are important factors 
(cf. the geometry documentation).
Also, if you print from PDF with Acroread, take care that you switched off any 
Shrink page or Resize page in Acroread's printer dialog.

HTH,
Jürgen

 Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
 correction on A4 paper?


Re: a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-20 Thread Juergen Spitzmueller
John McCabe-Dansted wrote:
 Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
 paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
 margin is wider than the outer)

The problem with a4wide and a4.sty is that there are several different 
versions around, which produce different output. It is deprecated and 
therefore no more supported by LyX (as of 1.4).

 Thus I tried using the line

 \usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

Why don't you use the GUI (document-margins), which basically does the same?

 This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
 margins are wrong. Although I set a top  bottom margin of 2cm the
 header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
 edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
 and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
 printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
 page than with the university printers.

Did you consider headsep, headheight and foorskip? They are important factors 
(cf. the geometry documentation).
Also, if you print from PDF with Acroread, take care that you switched off any 
Shrink page or Resize page in Acroread's printer dialog.

HTH,
Jürgen

 Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
 correction on A4 paper?


Re: a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-20 Thread Juergen Spitzmueller
John McCabe-Dansted wrote:
> Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
> paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
> margin is wider than the outer)

The problem with a4wide and a4.sty is that there are several different 
versions around, which produce different output. It is deprecated and 
therefore no more supported by LyX (as of 1.4).

> Thus I tried using the line
>
> \usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

Why don't you use the GUI (document->margins), which basically does the same?

> This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
> margins are wrong. Although I set a top & bottom margin of 2cm the
> header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
> edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
> and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
> printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
> page than with the university printers.

Did you consider headsep, headheight and foorskip? They are important factors 
(cf. the geometry documentation).
Also, if you print from PDF with Acroread, take care that you switched off any 
"Shrink page" or "Resize page" in Acroread's printer dialog.

HTH,
Jürgen

> Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
> correction on A4 paper?


a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-19 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
margin is wider than the outer)

Thus I tried using the line

\usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
margins are wrong. Although I set a top  bottom margin of 2cm the
header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
page than with the university printers.

Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
correction on A4 paper?

--
John C. McCabe-Dansted
Master's Student,
Pet project: http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/LyX-GrammarChecker


a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-19 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
margin is wider than the outer)

Thus I tried using the line

\usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
margins are wrong. Although I set a top  bottom margin of 2cm the
header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
page than with the university printers.

Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
correction on A4 paper?

--
John C. McCabe-Dansted
Master's Student,
Pet project: http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/LyX-GrammarChecker


a4paper: Random Margins?

2006-02-19 Thread John McCabe-Dansted
Hi, I've been using a4wide, which seems to behave reasonably with a4
paper, but now I am trying to get border correction (so that the inner
margin is wider than the outer)

Thus I tried using the line

\usepackage[a4paper,top=2cm,bottom=2cm,inner=2.5cm,outer=2cm]{geometry}

This gets the border correction to work, but the top and bottom
margins are wrong. Although I set a top & bottom margin of 2cm the
header is only 3mm from the top and the page number touches the lower
edge of the page.  I can correct this by adding another 2cm to the top
and bottom margin. However the page prints differently with different
printers --- on the HP-Laserjet4L it prints 1 or 2cm higher on the
page than with the university printers.

Has anyone got reliable (and preferrably correct) margins with border
correction on A4 paper?

--
John C. McCabe-Dansted
Master's Student,
Pet project: http://wiki.lyx.org/Tools/LyX-GrammarChecker