MS Word: Change Margins

Margins are the blank spaces around the edges of a document in Microsoft Word. By adjusting the margins, you can control the amount of white space around your text and create a desired layout for your document.

Here’s how to change the margins in Microsoft Word:

  1. Go to the Page Layout tab and click on the “Margins” button in the Page Setup group.
  2. Select one of the predefined margin options, such as “Normal,” “Wide,” or “Narrow.”
  3. If you want to set custom margins, select “Custom Margins.” In the “Page Setup” dialog box, enter the desired values for the top, bottom, left, and right margins.
  4. Click “OK” to apply the changes.

Note that you can also adjust the margins by using the ruler at the top of the document window. Simply drag the margin markers to the desired position on the ruler.

Changing the margins in Microsoft Word is a simple process that allows you to control the layout of your document. Whether you choose to use predefined margins or set custom margins, adjusting the margins is an important step in formatting your document to meet your needs.

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