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


  • Open a new document.
  • Open the Page Setup dialog box.
  • Click the Margins tab.
  • Change your margins to:
    • Top margin: 2 inches
    • Left margin: 1 inch
    • Right margin: 1inch
    • Bottom margin: .5 inch
  • Make sure your document is set to portrait orientation.
  • View the Preview to see your changes.
  • Click OK.