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L a T e X offers the possibility of declaring the document as one-sided or two-sided, this wil arrange several elements to look fine in the chosen format.


Declaring a two-sided document is simple, just pass the twoside parameter to the \documentclass declaration.

\title{Two-sided document example}
\author{ }
\date{March 2014}
In a two-sided document the space in the inner side 
of the page is a bit larger. There are several commands 
that have a special version for two-sided documents, 
like figure alignment and page numbering.

As you see, the margins are different than in a one-side document.

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Difference between one-side and two-side documents

Lets see one next to other a one-side and a two-side document.





Headers, page numbering, margin notes and several other elements are reformatted when using a two-sided document

It is good way to define binding offset value for documents with binding (e.g. books) by using geometry package .

When inserting images in a two-sided document you can define the alignment relative to the edges of the page.

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