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11.17 Margins

Make the top margin about 5 cm deep on the first page, so that the beginning is clearly marked, and 2.5 cm deep on the following pages. The bottom margin should be from 2.5 to 4 cm deep. The side margins should be at least 3 cm wide if room has to be allowed for stapling or binding; otherwise they can be narrower, but should be at least 2 cm wide in any case, to allow for reproduction and to ensure that the complete text on both pages can be seen when the document is opened flat.