Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Set Margins
CHAPTER
6
WORD
Formatting Text
Set a Custom Margin
1 Click the Page Layout tab
on the Ribbon.
2 Click Margins .
The Margins Gallery appears.
3 Click Custom Margins .
The Page Setup dialog box appears,
displaying the Margins tab.
4 Type a specific margin in the Top ,
Bottom , Left , and Right boxes.
B You can also click a spin arrow (
)
to set a margin measurement.
5 Choose a page orientation.
C Preview the margin settings here.
6 Click and specify whether the
margin should apply to the whole
document or from this point
forward.
7 Click OK.
Word immediately adjusts the
margin in the document.
TIPS
How do I set new default margins?
To establish a different set of default
margins for every new document that you
create, make the desired changes to the
Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog
box, and click Set As Default before
clicking OK.
Why is my printer ignoring my margin settings?
Some printers have a minimum margin setting and, in most
cases, that minimum margin is .25 inches. If you set your
margins smaller than your printer’s minimum margin
setting, you place text in an unprintable area. Be sure to
test the margins, or check your printer documentation for
more information.
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