How To Set Margin On Word 2016 For Mac

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Vertical Horizontal Centering Microsoft Word For Mac 2016 Manual; Paragraph alignment in Word 2016 documents has nothing to do with politics, and justification has little to do with the reasons behind putting text in a paragraph. Instead, both terms refer to how the left and right edges of the paragraph look on a page. Next to the word Paragraph click on the arrow. Under Spacing, Line Spacing, select Double and then click OK. Margins from top to bottom and side to side. Microsoft Word usually is set to 1 in. You can check this by clicking on Page Layout, then click on Margins. Sep 21, 2021 Vertical Horizontal Centering Microsoft Word For Mac 2016 Manual; Paragraph alignment in Word 2016 documents has nothing to do with politics, and justification has little to do with the reasons behind putting text in a paragraph. Instead, both terms refer to how the left and right edges of the paragraph look on a page. A gutter margin adds extra space to the side margin, top margin, or inside margins of a document that you plan to bind. A gutter margin helps ensure that text isn't obscured by the binding. Go to Layout Margins. Select Custom Margins. In the Gutter box, enter a width for the gutter margin. In the Gutter position box, click Left or Top.

If you’re not already in Edit view, select Edit Document Edit in Word for the web. Go to Page Layout Margins. Select Custom Margins. Set your custom margins. Note: If your document contains multiple sections, the new margin type will only be applied to the current section. A subscription to make the most of your time.


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History and Workarounds

Microsoft Word has long had the option of displaying the page margins as 'text boundaries.' Here is a screenshot from Word 97 with them displayed and with the option dialog that turns display on or off:

Note that the Horizontal and Vertical Rulers also display the margins, but this is not quite as intuitive for many users. Here are two screenshots of the same document in Word 2010 with Text Boundaries displayed and not displayed:

Many Word users use this feature to tell them, at a glance, where their page margins are. Shauna Kelly recommended turning them on in her beginner's tutorial. Personally, I found them distracting and simply used the Rulers.

However, the designers at Microsoft were apparently unaware that these dotted lines were even being used for this purpose and changed their text layout engine in Word. This changed the display of these dotted lines to a paragraph boundary rather than a page boundary. There is no way to change this display in Word 2013-2019/365 and it is highly unlikely that it will be changed back.

As reported by Suzanne Barnhill and others, Microsoft's take on this is that text boundaries are 'a feature that was never supposed to be a feature,' 'a window into the internals of word' that should probably never have been exposed to users.

The feature 'just draws a border around [Word's] internal drawing rectangles,' and those have now changed with the switch to a hardware-accelerated display. So Word 'is doing precisely what it has always done (drawing borders around internal data structures). Unfortunately, this means that scenarios that used to work accidentally now don’t work the same way. There’s really no way to bring back the old functionality – it truly doesn’t exist.'

If the document in Word 2013 is opened in compatibility mode to any earlier version of Word the boundaries revert to the previous display. For those interested, here is a link to a lengthy discussion of this change with workarounds:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/office/forum/office_2013_release-word/how-to-expand-text-boundaries-in-word-2013/bac7738a-7566-4b23-9fb8-d3156fca2c3b?page=1&tm=1395665485247

For sample templates that have two of the discussed workarounds for Word 2013-2019/365 see my Downloads Page.

If you feel that Microsoft should change these back, here is a page where you can let them know. (It has been 'under consideration' since 2015.) More votes won't hurt.

How to Get Rid of Them!

It depends on which version of Word you are using.

Word for Windows

Word 2007 (and later) on Windows

File > (Word) Options > Advanced

Word 97-2003 on Windows

Tools > Options > View

Word for the Mac

Word > Preferences > View

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Word 2016 (and later?) on the Mac

Word 2011 on the Mac

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How To Set Margin On Word 2016 For Mac

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Word provides you with complete control over how your margins are set in a document. You can even change margins in the middle of a page, if desired. You may be wondering how you can set different margins in a header or footer, however. Specifically, how can you set margins that result in a wider print area for a header or footer than for the main body of the document?

There are several approaches that you can use when solving this problem. The first (and perhaps the simplest) is to simply set the paragraph indents for the footer. Remember that paragraph indents are additive in relation to margins. Thus, if you have a one-inch left margin and you have a 0.2-inch paragraph indent, the effective margin (on the printed page) is 1.2 inches. Besides setting positive paragraph indents, Word also allows you to set negative paragraph indents. Thus, if you have a one-inch left margin and you set a –0.2-inch paragraph indent, the effective margin is now 0.8 inches. In other words, your footer is now 0.2 inches wider than the main body of your text.

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Another potential solution is to place a text box in the header or footer area, making sure that the box extends into the normal margin area of the page. You can then place text within the text box as necessary. (You can format the text box so that its default border doesn't print, if desired.) If the text box is truly within the header or footer area, it is treated as a part of the header or footer and will repeat on every page, as configured.

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A third solution is to place a single-row table in the header or footer. The width of the table can be adjusted so that it extends into the left and right margin area, just as you did for a text box. You can then remove the border around the table and insert your text, as desired.

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