Control page setup

The Page Setup command is used to configure settings related to how your document appears on paper, including:

  • Page size
  • Margins
  • Page orientation (portrait or landscape)
  • Vertical orientation of text on a page, for example centered vertically.
  • Header and footer spacing

To configure page setup:

  • Choose File → Page Setup.

Page Setup dialog box - Margins tab

Shortcuts to page setup formats include:

  • Set page margins by dragging the border between the margins and the text area on the ruler. The margins are shown on the ruler as a darker area; the text area as white.

    drag margin on ruler

  • Double-click the margins (darker area) in the ruler as a shortcut to the Page Setup command.

Tips:

  • To configure an additional margin as space for a binding, set the Gutter margin and Gutter position.
  • If you are printing double-sided, choose Mirror Margins from the Multiple pages drop-down list.
  • Choose Book fold from the Multiple pages drop-down list, then choose the number of pages from the Sheets per booklet drop-down list that appears. This option will lay out two portrait pages per sheet of landscape-oriented paper, and will alter the order of pages so that you can fold the paper in half to create a booklet.
  • Select Centered from the Vertical alignment drop-down list on the Layout tab to create an effective title page. This is an alternative to pressing Enter repeatedly to move text to the vertical center of the page.
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