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Microsoft Word - Change the Margins in your Document

Change margins in your document to change the layout and make sure everything fits.

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Apply a predefined margin setting

  1. Select Layout > Margins.

    The Margins option is highlighted on the Layout tab.

  2. Select the margin measurements you want.

    From the Layout tab, shows the options for margins,

    Note: If your document contains multiple sections, the new margins apply only to the selected sections.

Create a custom margin

  1. Select Layout > Margins.

  2. Select Custom Margins.

  3. In Margins, use the Up and Down arrows to enter the values you want.

  4. Select OK when done.

Use the ruler to change margins

  1. To turn the Ruler on, select View and then select the Ruler checkbox.

  2. The margins are gray on the ruler. Move the cursor to the ruler, and when the cursor becomes a double arrow, click and drag the margin to the size you want.

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Keywords:microsoft word chande margin document office 365   Doc ID:79532
Owner:John B.Group:New Mexico State University
Created:2018-01-22 10:18 MSTUpdated:2018-01-22 10:54 MST
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