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Microsoft Word 2008

Page Formatting Options

This document describes page formatting options which will affect your entire document.

return to topAdjusting Document Margins

Document margins are white spaces between your printout's paper edges and the edges of the typing area. These margins are adjustable from the Toolbox.

  1. On the Ribbon, click TOOLBOXToolbox button
    The Formatting Palette appears.

  2. In the Toolbox, select Document Margins
    The Document Margins options appear.
    Formatting Palette: Document Margins options

  3. To set the desired page margins, in the Top, Bottom, Left, and Right text boxes, type or use the nudge buttonsNudge buttons

return to topInserting Page Breaks

Word's page breaks provide different ways to indicate a completed page of your document. For example, inserting a Page break will move everything right of the break to the top of the next page. This stark use of white space tells readers that new content begins on the next page.

Inserting Page Breaks: Keyboard Shortcut

  1. Place your insertion point where you want to insert the break

  2. Press [Command]+[Shift]+[Enter]

Inserting Page Breaks: Menu Option

  1. Place your insertion point where you want to insert the break

  2. From the Insert menu, select Break » Page Break
    The break is inserted.

Removing Page Breaks

  1. If paragraph markers are not shown on your page, from the Ribbon, click SHOW ALL NON PRINGTING CHARACTERSShow button

  2. Place your insertion point to the immediate left of the desired page break

  3. Press [delete]
    The break is removed.

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