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Set Margins in Word – Instructions

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Set Margins in Word - Instructions: A picture of the margin settings available in Word.

Set Margins in Word: Overview

            You can set margins in Word to adjust the margin size of your Word documents. To set margins in Word, first click the “Layout” tab in the Ribbon. Then in the “Page Setup” button group, click the “Margins” drop-down button.

            In this drop-down is a “Last Custom Setting” option, six preset margins, and a “Custom Margins” command. Simply choose from the margin options in the drop-down menu. Alternatively, click the “Custom Margins” command to open the “Margins” tab of the “Page Setup” dialog box.

Set Margins in Word - Instructions: A picture of the margin settings available in Word.

Set Margins in Word – Instructions: A picture of the margin settings available in Word.

            In the “Page Setup” dialog box, you can set margins in Word using the spinner arrows in the “Margins” section. A preview of the changes you make appears in the “Preview” section.

            To change the page orientation, select either “Portrait” or “Landscape” from the “Orientation” section. Make any other changes to the page setup you want. Then click the “OK” button to save your new page margins and close the dialog box.

            You can also change the page orientation directly from the “Layout” tab in the Ribbon. In the “Page Setup” button group, click the “Orientation” drop-down and select either the “Portrait” or “Landscape” choice.

Set Margins in Word: Instructions

  1. To set margins in Word, click the “Layout” tab in the Ribbon.
  2. Then click the “Margins” drop-down button in the “Page Setup” button group.
  3. Choose from the preset margin options in the drop-down menu.
  4. Alternatively, choose the “Custom Margins” command to open the “Margins” tab in the “Page Setup” dialog box.
  5. In the “Margins” section, set the margin sizes for the document by using the spinner arrows.
  6. To change the page orientation, select either “Portrait” or “Landscape” from the “Orientation” section
  7. Make any other page setup changes you want.
  8. Then click the “OK” button to save your changes and close the dialog box.
  9. To change the page orientation from the “Layout” tab in the Ribbon, click the “Orientation” button in the “Page Setup” group.
  10. Then select either the “Portrait” or “Landscape” choice from the drop-down menu that appears.

Set Margins in Word: Video Lesson

            The following video lesson, titled “Setting Margins,” shows how to set margins in Word. This lesson is from our complete Word tutorial, titled “Mastering Word Made Easy v.2016-2013.”

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