Troubleshoot margins and page orientation

ShowI can't find the page orientation options.

  • On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then select page orientation on the Margins tab.

ShowI can't find the Mirror margins option.

  • On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then look in the Multiple pages list for the Mirror margins option.

ShowI can't find the 2 pages per sheet option.

  • On the File menu, click Page Setup, and then look in the Multiple pages list for the 2 pages per sheet option.

ShowWhen I print my document, some of the text is cut off.

Most printers require a minimum width for margin settings, since they can't print to the edge of the page. If you try to set margins that are too narrow, Microsoft Word displays the message "One or more margins are set outside the printable area of the page." To prevent text from being cut off, click Fix to automatically increase the margin width. If you ignore the message and try to print the document, Word displays another message asking whether you want to continue.

You can also set the margins manually by using the ruler or the Margins tab (File menu, Page Setup command). Keep in mind that the minimum margin settings depend on your printer, printer driver, and paper size. To determine the minimum margin settings, check your printer manual.

ShowThe page margins aren't visible.

To return to the Word document with its original page margins, save the Web page in Word document (.doc) format again. In this case, the original page margins are preserved.

ShowI want to print in portrait and landscape orientation on the same page.

You cannot print in portrait and landscape orientation on the same page. However, you can achieve this effect by using the Microsoft Word drawing tools. For example, if the document is in portrait orientation, you can create a vertical text box (text box: A movable, resizable container for text or graphics. Use text boxes to position several blocks of text on a page or to give text a different orientation from other text in the document.) that contains the text you want in landscape orientation.

To change the orientation in a text box from horizontal to vertical or vice versa, click inside the text box, and then click the Change Text Direction button on the Text Box toolbar (toolbar: A bar with buttons and options that you use to carry out commands. To display a toolbar, press ALT and then SHIFT+F10.).

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2003