Change Page Margins in Word

Change Page Margins in Word

Page margins are the blank spaces around the edges of a Word document. You can change a document’s page margins, meaning that you change where text and graphics appear on the pages in the document. You can change the page margings by choosing between one of the predefined settings of Word in the Margins gallery or you can create your own custom margins.

Tutorial

Change Page Margins using Predefined Settings

Click the ‘Page Layout’ tab in Word.

Page Layout Tab

In the ‘Page Setup’ group, click ‘Margins’.

Page Setup Margins

The ‘Margins Gallery’ appears. Click the predefined margin type that you want to apply. If your Word document has multiple sections, the newly chosen margin type will only be applied to the current section. If your Word document contains multiple sections and you have selected multiple sections, the newly chosen margin type will be applied to each section that you have selected.

Margin Predefined Settings

To change the default margins, click ‘Margins’ again after you have selected your new margin type e.g. ‘wide’. Then click ‘Custom Margins’.

Custom Margins

A ‘Page Setup Dialog Box’ will open. Click ‘Set as Default’ to make sure that each new document based on that template automatically uses the newly chosen margin settings.

Set As Default Margins

Change Page Margins using Custom Page Margin Settings

Click the ‘Page Layout’ tab in Word.

Page Layout Tab

In the ‘Page Setup’ group, click ‘Margins’.

Page Setup Margins

The ‘Margins Gallery’ appears. Click ‘Custom Margins’.

Custom Margins

A ‘Page Setup Dialog Box’ will open. Enter new personally chosen values for the margins. Click ‘Set as Default’ if you want to. Click ‘OK’ to end.

Enter Custom Margins

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