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8. General page layout

This section sets up the overall dimensions of the page. This style is primarily intended for the required single-sided printing, but it also allows double-sided printing, which can save a lot of paper during the draft cycles.


The final draft must be one-sided. Specify the oneside option in the \documentclass for the finished draft.

The specification also stipulates 8.5″×11″ paper.


When printing a PDF file on the Tech Computer Center's printers, be sure to use Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) rather than sending the file directly to the printer—direct transmission will scale the page to fit the paper.

Also, in the Adobe Reader print menu, be sure to set Page Scaling to None, and uncheck the Auto Rotate and Center option. If you don't do this, the sizes and margins will not be what you have specified.