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> 2) What \startstandardmakeup do then? And what is the purpose of defining custom makeups?                                                      
From the source (and I am positive this is also mentioned in the                
big manual):                                                                    

A makeup is a separate page, like a title page or colofon.                   
There is one standard makeup page, but you can define more                   
if needed.                                                                   

As can be seen in                        
it is a page type with a special layout / header & footer sections              
that last only temporarily. The key point is that such a page                   
does not (have to) rely on the current page layout style, which                 
is especially useful for title pages.

— Taco, in

> Hi everyone,                                                                  
> I cannot see any effect when using voffset and hoffset as a parameter for     
> \startstandardmakeup. For example:                                            
>      \startstandardmakeup[headerstate=none, footerstate=none,                 
>                          hoffset=1in, hoffset=1in, width=4in, height=7.0in]   
>      ...                                                                      
>      \stopstandardmakeup                                                      
> I'd expect them to shift the page content up and to the                       
> right, respectively. This is guessing from their name: I actually cannot find 
> any documentation on these parameters. Am I missing something?                

indeed they are obsolete ... layers are better for that 

— Hans,


A makeup is an special kind of page that some documents might contain. It is intended for covers, colophons or similar pages. Their key feature is that they don’t have to rely on the current page layout style.

There is one standard makeup, but more can be defined when needed.

The way to invoke them is one of the following two:

This is a title page.

\input zapf
This is a title page.

\input zapf

By default, makeups lack both header and footers. They are vertically centered and horizontally aligned to the left.

Configuration options can be found at \setupmakeup.

Vertical aligment of makeups

Makeups are centered vertically by default.

The way to align them vertically to the top or to the bottom is the following:

This is vertically aligned to the top.

This is vertically aligned to the bottom.

This is the default: vertically centered.

Horizontal aligment is specified with the align option.