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Deviating the Inch Margin. (Was: 08/21: [me]: Integrate better with pape

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Deviating the Inch Margin. (Was: 08/21: [me]: Integrate better with papersize.tmac.)
Date: Mon, 28 Nov 2022 13:30:42 +0000

Hi Dave,

> > I think I'd prefer to assume that people want 1 inch margins all
> > around the page;
> I agree.

You've reminded me of a general point about margins, one which may have
no bearing on the topic under discussion...

Margins of about an inch around the page are good, but I came to the
conclusion that it's worth allowing them to deviate a bit so the area
within the margins, given the paper's size, is a nice typographical
number to allow for ease in sizing, subdivision, etc.

I've since noticed others do the same, within troff and without.
The oddball values are the margins and once their calculation is
understood it can be ignored.  The nice values for the printable area
are easily manipulable with mental arithmetic as they're encountered.

Cheers, Ralph.

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