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Simple Margins and Orientations
Simple Margins and Orientations
The page setup items that you’ll adjust most often are likely to be margins and page
orientation. Word makes accessing these settings simple by including the Margins and
Orientation galleries on the Page Layout tab. The margins of your document control the amount of
white space at the top, bottom, right, and left edges of the document. You can also control
the amount of space used for the gutter; this is the space on the inside edges of facing
pages that is reserved for binding. You can customize the gutter setting along the left or
top margin of the page, depending on whether you’re binding the document in portrait or
landscape orientation.
Changing Margin Settings
When you begin working with a new Word document, the left, right, top, and bottom
margins are set to 1 inch (or 2.54 centimeters, depending on your preferred unit of
measurement). Note that this default setting is different than the default margin settings in previous
versions of Word. In Word 2010, you can change margin settings in three basic ways.
Use the Margins gallery. Choose a margin setting from the Margins gallery on the
Page Layout tab, as shown in Figure 5-3.
Figure 5-3 Choose the margin setting you want from the Margins gallery.
Create a custom margin. At the bottom of the Margins gallery, click Custom
Margins to open the Page Setup dialog box. Type your preferred settings in the text
boxes provided for the top, bottom, left, and right margins.
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