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How to page setup in ms word 2016



Page setup in word 2016

Page Setup.

This helps you to define the current paper size with its margin values and other pages properties. You will find a group dedicated to setting up your page on the page layout ribbon.

There are so many options on the page setup, but today you will be familiar with the following.

Margin:- Margins are the white space around the edges of the page. Click the Margins button on the setup group of the page to change the margin and select a preset size.





Top  Top Margin. that is space from the top.

Bottom ⇒ Bottom Margin. That is space from the bottom.

Left ⇒ Left Margin. that is space from the left.

Right, ⇒ Right of the margin. That’s the space from the right. Here are some predefined settings; you can apply any settings for your document just by clicking on that preset. If you need any setting that is not available under the preset drop-down, you can click the Custom Margin button to open the page setup dialog and set the margin as required. 

Orientation:- You can change the direction in which a page is laid out on the paper. The default orientation is a portrait in which the page is larger than the wide one. You can set the orientation to the landscape in which the page is larger than the wide one.

In portrait orientation, the paper would be printed on with the long side vertically. with Landscape orientation, the paper would be printed on with the long side horizontally.


Paper Size:-  you can switch to one of the sizes available for the selected printed by making a selection from a list.

  1.  world’s default paper size 8 1/2 by 11 inches, called Letter Size.if you want to change this, however, you can do so using the size command. simply click page setup group and click the size that you want.
  2. If there is no paper size, click on more paper size to open the page setup dialog, choose custom size.

How to previewing and adjusting the page layout.

Previewing and Adjusting Page Layout Usually, while creating a document, you will make decisions about the size of the margins and the direction of the page (called the orientation) to best suit your content. You can use the commands Margins and Orientation in the Page Setup group of the Page Layout tab to make any necessary adjustments to the document, and you can use the Size command to change the paper size.

You can also set up the page(s) using Page Setup dialogue clicking on the quick box launcher in the bottom right-hand corner of the group.

Margin Tab.

  1. Use the Gutter to add additional space to a bound document. If the binding material takes half an inch, adding 0.5 “Gutter will keep the same white space on the portion of the document to be bound. The default gutter position is on the left side of the page. For top-bound documents, choose the top of the drop-down list from the gutter position.
  2. If you turn on the mirror margin, the left and right margin will be changed inside and outside the margin to change the two margins that will be back to back. The left margin of the left page and the right margin of the right page of the preview. The inside margin is the left page’s right margin and the right page’s left margin.
  3. We can turn on the option 2 pages per sheet to prepare a single folded card or notebook. The original page for each part will be divided into two halves alongside the same margin.
Paper Tab

  1. Choose paper size as required from the popup. Choose custom and enter width and height for the paper size not available in the present.
  2. Indicate the width and height of the page according to your selected paper size.
  3. Paper source feature is helpful when you send the document to a multi-tray printer. For example, you are printing chapter for details.
  4. The entire Document is for applying this setting to all pages of your document, and this point forward is for the current and word pages.

Layout Tab

1) You can define the nature of the header and footer for different pages through this feature. We discuss this option in detail when discussing the header and footer.

2) Vertical alignment drop-down aligns all lines vertically in relation to page hight.

3) Border button allows the border around each page. This button provides a border and shading dialog box where you can specify the boron 

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