When working in Word XP margins can be manipulated to look like how you want. Learn the steps to take to modify them here.

Using Page Setup to specify margins

Margins Example

In order to change the margins—the space along the top, left, right, and bottom of 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 the blue link, Margin, under the section heading.
  • You can change the margin in precise steps by clicking the up or down arrows next to the margin you want to change, or you can type a number in the text box next to the margin you want to change.
  • Click OK.

Page Setup Dialog Box