Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Chapter 13
Page Formatting
In This Chapter
Choosing the page size
Switching the page orientation
Setting margins
Automatically numbering your pages
Changing page numbers
Creating a new page
Coloring a page
Including a watermark
You probably don’t think about the pages on which you write your document. That’s because Word
assumes that you want your document to print on a standard sheet of paper. Further, Word guesses
that you want a uniform 1-inch margin all around the page. That’s pretty much it. Ho-hum. Yawn.
In the real world, things can be different, of course. You can print on any size paper that can be
properly fed into a computer printer. You may want narrow margins, or to print sideways or with a
watermark. Even though you may never bother with such things, Word is more than capable. This chapter
explains the possibilities for page formatting.
Describe That Page
Page formatting starts with the size of the page, which is normally the size of the paper you’re
printing on. Page and paper are similar concepts, but in Word you can do more with a page than just print
on it.
Formatting commands covered in this section use the Page Setup group, found on the Page Layout
tab on the Ribbon.
Setting page size
When Word starts out, it assumes that your document is destined to be printed on a sheet of paper and
that the paper will be the standard size for your region, such as 81/2-by-11 inches in the United States
and the A4 size just about everywhere else. As the computer user, you have every right to disagree
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