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This is how you can set the margins in Word
1st step:
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quick start Guide


Change the margins to match the layout in your Word document. We show how it works..

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One of the most important settings for the layout of a document in Word are the margins. In the case of theses, for example, it is often specified how much the margins should be spaced for your document. In this tipps + tricks article, we explain the basics of changing the margins - so that the format is guaranteed to fit.

This is how you can set the margins in Word

Follow our step-by-step instructions or take a look at the brief instructions .

1st step:

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Open the Word document and select the top of the Ribbon, use "Tab Layout" and then click " Margins ".

2nd step:

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You can now select the desired page margin dimensions. The following predefined settings are available in Word: Normal, Narrow, Medium, Wide and Mirrored. Click the option you want. Would you like to set up, however, custom page margins, click below on " Custom Margins ."

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A new window is opening up. Enter the desired margins for top, bottom, right and left and confirm with " OK ". The document is now automatically formatted with the new margins.

quick start Guide

  1. Select the " Layout " tab in the ribbon .
  2. Now click on " Margins ".
  3. Either select from Word's predefined margins or click on " Custom margins " to be able to set up a custom margin.
  4. Define the dimensions for top, bottom, right and left.
  5. Confirm the new format in Word by clicking " OK ". The document now automatically adjusts the margins.


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