Change page margins

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  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Margins tab.
  2. Under Margins, select the options you want.


 Notes 

You can also do one of the following:

View page margins

  1. On the Tools menu, click Options, and then click the View tab.
  2. Under Print and Web Layout options, select the Text boundaries check box.

The page margins appear in your document as dotted lines.

 Note   You can view page margins in either Print Layout or Web Layout view only, and they do not appear on the printed page.

Set mirror margins for facing pages

Margins of the left page are a mirror image of those on the right page. That is, the inside margins are the same width, and the outside margins are the same width.

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Margins tab.
  2. In the Multiple pages list, select Mirror margins.
  3. In the Inside and Outside boxes, enter values for the mirror margins.

Set gutter margins for bound documents

A gutter margin setting adds extra space to the side or top margin of a document you plan to bind. A gutter margin ensures that text isn't obscured by the binding.

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then click the Margins tab.
  2. In the Multiple pages list, select Normal.
  3. In the Gutter box, enter a value for the gutter margin.
  4. In the Gutter position box, click Left or Top.
 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003