Modifying Page Layout

In Word page layout can affect how content looks in documents. When using Word paper size and page margins can be easily changed.

To format page margins:

Page Margins


Enter Custom Margins

You can always access the Page Setup dialog box by clicking the small arrow in the bottom-right corner of the Page Setup group. The dialog box should look familiar to people who have used previous versions of Word.

To insert a break:

Page Breaks

Why would you need to use a break? Each type of break serves a different purpose and will affect the document in different ways. Page breaks move text to a new page before reaching the end of a page, while section breaks create a barrier between parts of the document for formatting purposes. Column breaks split text in columns at a specific point. Practice using the various break styles to see how they affect the document.