Add custom margins to document in Word

This short tutorial about the steps required to add custom margins to a document in Word 2016, 2013, 2010. Word users can change the margins using the print options.

Step 1: Click the File menu then navigate to Print option.

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Step 2: In the Print option, navigate to Settings section and click the Margins drop down.

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Step 3: Select Customs Margins from the drop down list. This should open the Page Setup window as shown below.

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Step 4: Now you can specify the Top, Bottom, Left and Right margins in the Margin section available under Page Setup window.

Step 5: After making the required changes to margin settings, click OK button to confirm and save the changes.

In Category: Office 2010, Word 2010

Ravi Shankar

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  • No Name April 3, 2013, 9:42 pm

    How do you name and save a set of custom margins so that it becomes permanently listed with the 6 default settings and the “last custom margins” setting?

  • No Name April 3, 2013, 9:42 pm

    How do you name and save a set of custom margins so that it becomes permanently listed with the 6 default settings and the “last custom margins” setting?

  • . July 25, 2013, 12:26 am

    Not sure how to have a custom one added to the other 6 but If you have to change the margins every time to another style that you use more often than the default 1″x1″, to make it easier you can:

    Just change the margins to how you always do and then go to the “page layout” tab –> “margins” –> “custom margins” at the bottom of the list (the values will already be set to the margins you already modified. Or, if you want, you can just manually change the values in the boxes.) –> then just press “default” at the bottom left & these new margins will be set as the default every time you start a new doc from now on & you won’t have to keep changing them around.

    And if you do want to use the 1″x1″ margins every once and a while, its listed right at the top of the “margins” list, which is a hell of a lot easier than having to change it every time to the custom values you usually use.

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