Setting margins in Word

To set the margins correctly first open your document (your dissertation).
Go to the File menu and select Page Setup.
In the Page Setup window the Margins tab should be viewable, if not click the Margins tab.
You should now see the Margins options.
Either type the correct measurement in each box or use the arrows to increase or decrease the size.
Then click OK.
The margin changes will be applied to your document.

Once the margins change you may notice that the layout of your pages changes ie page numbers. You should now check through the document to check that everything looks ok. If you have manually created the table of contents some page numbers may have changed.


About shazmagill

I work as a Senior Technical Demonstrator and Lecturer in digital storytelling at Cardiff School of Journalism, Cardiff University. I teach and support any tools necessary for our students to function as journalists or media practitioners. This means anything from audio recording techniques, video editing, photography and print and mobile publishing. I have recently completed MA in Arts Practice (Fine Art) at the University of South Wales exploring the subjective and objective view and community storytelling through art of the Rhondda valley.
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