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Margin-al Utility
Figure 9–4. The Page Setup dialog box
Click its Paper Size down arrow and still more possibilities materialize. You can even print to an index
ca r d, or a Ja pa n e se postca r d. We ’ l l ha v e mor e to sa y a bout Pa g e Se tup l a te r .
Margin-al Utility
The Margins option lets you adjust this print dimension. We generally don’t think of spreadsheet
margins in the same terms we ascribe to word processing, where they play an essential role. As a rule
we don’t trouble ourselves with Excel margins, because working electronically on formulas and tables
doesn’t require a uniform layout, at least not usually. But a printout is a printout, and you have no
choi ce but to con si de r i ts ma r g i n s on ce y ou put ton e r to pa pe r . By de fa ul t, Exce l sta r ts y ou off wi th
margins of .7 inches left/right, and .75 inches top/bottom—what it calls Normal Margins (the Headers
options will be discussed soon), but you can obviously change these as you wish. Click the drop-down
ar r ow by the Mar g i n s opti on an d y ou’ l l be br oug ht to two addi ti on al bui l t- i n r e comme n dati on s, Wide
and Narrow . The former suggests measures of 1 inch in both directions, while Narrow offers a
top/bottom of .75 inches, and .25 inches left/right. Not happy with any of these? Click the Custom
Margins… option, and you’ll be returned to the Page Setup dialog box, this time its Margins tab (Figure
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