How to Change the Margins in a Microsoft Word Document

  Matt Cone       June 27, 2012      Tutorials Mac Apps


Creating a document in Microsoft Word for Mac? Depending on who you’re creating the document for, you may have to change the document’s margins. Many organizations such as schools and legal entities have very strict guidelines regarding the margins.

Microsoft Word for Mac icon

Here’s how to change the margins in a Microsoft Word document on your Mac:

  1. Open Microsoft Word on your Mac, and then create a new document.

  2. From the Format menu, select Document. The window shown below appears.

    Microsoft Word for Mac document formatting options

  3. Change the values in the the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right fields to adjust the margins. By default, all values are displayed in inches.

  4. Click OK. The margins in the open document will be changed.

That’s it! You’ve successfully changed the margins in your Microsoft Word document. When you save and the print the document, it will have the correct margins.

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