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Part 7. Formatting Pages > Changing Margins

Changing Margins

Open the File menu and choose Page Setup. (It doesn't matter where your insertion point is.)

In the Page Setup dialog box, click the Margins tab if it isn't already in front.

The Top, Bottom, Left, and Right text boxes let you change the width of all four margins.

INTRODUCTION

Word's default margins are 1 inch on the top and bottom of the page and 1¼ inches on the left and right. You can decrease the margins if you need to squeeze a bit more text onto the page, or increase them to give your document a more spacious feel. When you change the margins, Word applies the new setting to all the pages in your document.


Select the number in the text box for the margin you want to change. Type over the number with a new number in inches. (You don't have to type the '' symbol.)

Repeat step 4 to change any other margins, and then click the OK button.


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