About this lesson
Learn how to set margins to standard or custom settings.
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Page Layout: Margins
Learn how to set margins to standard or custom settings
When to use
Margins are a vital setting on EVERY document. You don’t finish a document without verifying your margin settings.
Three places to find Margin settings:
- Page Layout Ribbon
- Print Preview screen (or Ctrl P)
- Top Ruler and Left Ruler
Tips to know:
- Gutters are only used if a large manuscript will be bound at a print shop. You would verify with them before placing a measurement, usually .3, into the gutter setting box. Generally a gutter setting is not used, but it is nice to know what it is for.
- If you find that you change your margins every time you use Word, then set the default margins once and for all:
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