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Special Edition Using Microsoft® Office XP by Woody Leonhard, Ed Bott

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Adjusting Margins

Word's margins look straightforward, but some of the settings work in strange ways. To view and change the margin settings for a document with a single section, choose File, Page Setup, and click the Margins tab. Word responds with the Page Setup dialog box shown in Figure 16.1.

Figure 16.1. Margins appear to be simple, but they're not.

Note

This is the first time Word's margins have been correctly documented—the interaction between paper size, margin, and header and footer areas gets quite complex. If you've been having trouble with margins, follow along closely.

The Left margin setting works as you would expect: It specifies ...

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