In Word margins are used to help define structured spaced within any given document. Read this free lesson on margins in Word for help.

Using Page Setup to specify margins

Margins Example

In order to change the margins (the space along the top, left, right, and bottom) in your document, you will need to access the Page Setup dialog box.

  • Click File on the menu bar.
  • Select Page Setup.
  • Select Margins tab in the Page Setup dialog box.


  • Choose Reveal Formatting on the task pane and click on the blue link, Margin, under the Section heading.
  • You can change the margin in precise steps by clicking on the up or down arrows next to the margin you wish to change, or you can type a number in the text box next to the margin you wish to change.
  • Click OK.

Page Setup Dialog Box