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Margins

Margins are the blank borders around the document page. Although Word has default margin settings, you can vary the margins to fit the dictates of the current document—when printing on an unusual-sized paper or if you need to squeeze a few extra lines of text onto each page, for instance.

To change the margins

  • Do one of the following:

    • Expand the Document section of the Formatting Palette. In the Margins area (Figure 4.3), enter new Left, Right, Top, and/or Bottom margins.

      Figure 4.3. You can set basic margins in the Document section of the Formatting Palette.


    • Choose Format > Document. On the Margins tab of the Document dialog box (Figure 4.4), enter margin settings and click OK.

      Figure 4.4. The Document dialog box provides more extensive margin options.


    The new margin settings are applied to the document.

✓ Tips

  • The Document dialog box (see Figure 4.4) has other margin options that you may find useful:

    • Specify a gutter margin if you're preparing the document for binding. (The gutter is extra space added to the edges or tops of pages that will be bound. This prevents the binding from obscuring the printing.)

    • Click the Mirror margins check box when creating a book, magazine, or other two-sided publication. This makes the outer margin on left pages match those of right pages, while also creating matching inner margins.

  • Margin settings are generally applied to an entire document. However, you can set different indents for selected paragraphs in the Paragraph dialog box.


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