Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Figure 16-14:
You can
control how
your
document is
laid out and
printed.
When size is important
The Page tab contains some basic page settings that determine the
orientation, the paper size, and the way the contents are scaled to fit the page. By
making these settings, you influence how much can fit on each page and how
many pages long your document will be.
Here are the choices you have on this tab (shown in Figure 16-14):
Portrait or Landscape orientation: No doubt you’ve dealt with these
before. Portrait is set up like the Mona Lisa with the short edge of the
paper running across the top of the page; Landscape is when the long
edge of the paper runs across the top instead.
Scaling: You can use the Adjust To or Fit To settings. The Adjust To
setting is based on a percentage of the original size. The Fit To setting gives
you some control over scaling to fit to the width of a single page or the
height of a single page.
Other: This area is a catchall for two options: Paper Size and First Page
Number. All the standard choices for paper size are available in the
Paper Size list, including index cards and envelopes. First Page Number
can be left as Auto (in which case the first page is numbered 1, the
second page, 2, and so on), or you can enter another number there
yourself.
Keeping things within the margins
I won’t bore you by defining what a margin is. However, I will remind you that
margins serve the dual purpose of controlling how much information can fit
on each page and also creating a border of white space that frames your
document (making it cleaner looking and easier to read).
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