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In the page setup section of the Page Layout tab we will make a change to our greeting card so hang in there with me. Click the dropdown arrow under margins.
Margins are the distance around the perimeter of the page. There is a series of preset margins to choose from. At the very bottom is an option for creating a custom margin. Click on Custom Margin.
When you are creating a greeting card you don’t want large margins. When you fold the greeting card you want a small margin so you don’t have a lot of white space around your graphics and text.
The Page Setup window opens when you click custom margins. This window gives you several options to customize your page but we only want to reduce our margin. Change the top, bottom, right, and left margins to .25.
Just to briefly go through the Page Setup options
The Orientation section will let you change the page from Portrait to Landscape. The selected option will have a blue outline.
Multiple pages lets you set your document up as a normal 8 ½ x 11 page or in book format.
The preview section will give you a sample of how the selections you made will affect your document.
Apply to gives you selection to apply your choices to
the entire document, just a section or just a page. Once you have made your selections click OK
The next button in the Page setup section is
Orientation. The Orientation button lets
you choose which direction your document will print either Portrait or
Landscape. Notice these are the same
options you were given when the Page Setup window was open. There are multiple ways to make changes to
Size button click The down arrow on the size button to see the menu This menu lets you select the size of
paper you will be printing your document on.
Scroll through the options using the scroll bar on the right. If you would like to see more options click
the More Pages Sizes and a window will open for you to choose a more custom
The Columns button is great for newspapers and
newsletters. This feature will break
your document up into as many columns as you would like. You can make your selection either before or
after typing your articles. More Columns
give you not only the option of how many columns but the spacing and width of
your columns can be adjusted by clicking on the more columns option.
This will open the window for you to make adjustments to your columns.
Click the down arrow on the Breaks button. Breaks gives you the option to format
different sections of your document separately.
You can insert page breaks or section breaks. If you would like one page with columns and
another without this is the feature you would use by inserting a page break,
Column break or section break.
Next is Line numbers. If you are editing a long document and need
to make references or corrections. This
is a great feature. When you make a
selection you will see a line number in the left hand margin of your
document. You can see in the drop down
menu you have several options for the formatting of your line numbers.
The last option is Hyphenation. When you select an option from the dropdown menu it will hyphenate words that are at the edge of your document. This can be very useful when typing newsletters in a column format.
That concludes the Word 2010 Page Setup tutorial. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me. Click the next arrow to continue on to the Word 2010 Page Background tutorial