Set margins for pages or text boxes in Publisher

ShowSet page margins

  1. On the Arrange menu, click Layout Guides, and then click the Margin Guides tab.
  2. Under Margin Guides, type the margin values that you want.

ShowSet page margins to match the minimum margins supported by your desktop printer

Desktop printers normally have a nonprintable region around the edge of the paper that is between 0.17 and 0.5 inches wide. Nothing within that region will print. If you want to set the page margins for your publication to match the minimum margin that is supported by your printer, you must first determine the size of your printer's nonprintable region. You can determine the minimum margins supported by your printer by using Microsoft WordPad.

  1. On the Windows taskbar, click the Start button, point to All Programs (Programs in Windows 2000), then to Accessories, and then click WordPad.
  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  3. Type 0 for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margin boxes. The margin values will then be reset automatically to the minimum margin that is supported by the printer.
  4. Note the minimum margin values. You will need to use these margin values when you set the page margins in your Microsoft Publisher publication.
  5. Open a publication in Publisher.
  6. On the Arrange menu, click Layout Guides, and then click the Margin Guides tab.
  7. Under Margin Guides, type the minimum margin values that you noted earlier for Left, Right, Top, and Bottom.
  8. Click OK.

ShowSet margins inside a text box

  1. Right-click a text box, and then click Format Text Box.
  2. In the Format Text Box dialog box, click the Text Box tab.
  3. Under Text Box Margins, type or select the margins you want for Left, Right, Top, and Bottom.
  4. Click OK.

 Note   Publisher's default text box margins are 0.04 inches on all sides. If you are creating a multi-column newsletter, you may want to change the margins to 0 inches to make it easier to align text and objects.

ShowSet default margins for new text boxes in the current publication

If there is an existing text box in your publication that already has the margins you want to use as defaults, you can use it as the example for new text boxes that you will create. Otherwise, you need to first create a text box and set the default margins you want.

ShowUse the margin settings from an existing text box as the default settings for new text boxes

  1. Right-click the text box that has the margins you want to use as defaults.
  2. On the shortcut menu, click Format Text Box, and then click the Colors and Lines tab.
  3. Select the Apply settings to new text boxes check box.
  4. Click OK.

The next new text box that you create will use the settings from this text box.

ShowManually create a new text box with the margins you want

  1. On the Objects toolbar, click Text Box Button image.
  2. Click where you want the text box to appear.
  3. Right-click the text box.
  4. On the shortcut menu, click Format Text Box, and then click the Text Box tab.
  5. Under Text Box Margins, type or select the margins you want for Left, Right, Top, and Bottom.
  6. Click the Colors and Lines tab.
  7. Select the Apply settings to new text boxes check box.
  8. Click OK.
 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2007, Publisher 2003