# [NTG-context] setting up even and odd pages

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Fri Feb 25 10:56:55 CET 2005

```Paul Tremblay wrote:
> I'm confused on setting up even and odd pages. If I wanted to set up a
> chapter with the first page one way, and even and odd pages another way,
> how do I do this? Say the first page must start on an odd page. The
> right margin will be 1 inch. Now the each succeeding left (or
> even-numbered) page will have a left margin of 1 inch. The right margin
> (the inner part if it were in a book) should be 1/2 inch. For the right
> (odd-numbered page), the left margin (the inner part if it were a book)
> should be 1/2 inch, while the right, outer margin should be 1 inch.

There are several methods, like:

\setuplayout[left] [....]
\setuplayout[right][....]

normally, if your layout is mirrored, setting

\setuppagenumbering[alternative=doublesided]
\setuplayout[...]

will swap dimensions

Hans

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