The margins for each page of a sectionThe function creates a representation of the dimensions of a page. The dimensions are defined by length, width and orientation. If the orientation is in landscape mode then the length becomes the width and the width becomes the length.

  bottom = 1,
  top = 1,
  right = 1,
  left = 1,
  header = 0.5,
  footer = 0.5,
  gutter = 0.5


bottom, top

distance (in inches) between the bottom/top of the text margin and the bottom/top of the page. The text is placed at the greater of the value of this attribute and the extent of the header/footer text. A negative value indicates that the content should be measured from the bottom/topp of the page regardless of the footer/header, and so will overlap the footer/header. For example, header=-0.5, bottom=1 means that the footer must start one inch from the bottom of the page and the main document text must start a half inch from the bottom of the page. In this case, the text and footer overlap since bottom is negative.

left, right

distance (in inches) from the left/right edge of the page to the left/right edge of the text.


distance (in inches) from the top edge of the page to the top edge of the header.


distance (in inches) from the bottom edge of the page to the bottom edge of the footer.


page gutter (in inches).

See also

Other functions for section definition: page_size(), prop_section(), section_columns()


#> $header
#> [1] 0.5
#> $bottom
#> [1] 1
#> $top
#> [1] 1
#> $right
#> [1] 1
#> $left
#> [1] 1
#> $footer
#> [1] 0.5
#> $gutter
#> [1] 0.5
#> attr(,"class")
#> [1] "page_mar"