LaTeX PDF document size/length example

In the example below I'm showing how you can change a bunch of LaTeX document length parameters. The values don't really make any sense -- I've just thrown some numbers in there. I just want to remember how to do this for the next time I need to create a LaTeX PDF document.

(For what I'm trying to achieve today my goal was to get rid of all the margins on the left side of the page. Then I decided to throw in a few other values.)

I found some of these LaTeX examples on pp. 84-89 of The LaTeX Companion.

LaTeX document length examples

With no more warning, here's the code.

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% how to set page dimensions in latex
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%
% a "typical" documentclass config
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\documentclass[twoside,11pt]{article}

%
% mess with a bunch of length parameters
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\setlength{\paperwidth}{4.0in} 
\setlength{\paperheight}{8.1in}
\setlength{\topmargin}{-1.5in}
\setlength{\hoffset}{-1.5in}
\setlength{\voffset}{-1.5in}
\setlength{\textheight}{3.3in}
\setlength{\textwidth}{4.5in}
\setlength{\oddsidemargin}{0.0in}
\begin{document}

%
% your document goes here ...
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