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Margins, Orientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word

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Margins, Orientation, Page Size, and Columns

MarginsOrientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word: In Word Processing, 

  • Page Margin is the space between contents and edges of each side of the document. 
  • Orientation is the page layout, in which the document is displayed or printed. The common types of page orientations are Portrait and Landscape.
  • Page size is choosing different paper sizes in a word based on your requirement. 
  • Splitting (dividing) the text vertically in the pages called, columns. These are discussed below.

Page Margins in MS-Word:

Page Margin is the space between contents and edges of each side of the document. The default space of the margin between the content and the each edge of the document is “Normal” which occupies the 1-inch space. Other than the Normal size, there are several page sizes are also there. These are Moderate, Narrow, Wide, Mirrored, Office 2003 Default and Custom Margin to change the size you want.

Page Margin Area in MS Word

MarginsOrientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word:

Usefulness of page margin settings are:

  1. To protect content from the 4 corners of a book from the Rat bites
  2. Avoid cutting the content from the 4 corners of a book while binding
  3. To evaluate exam paper, or to write feedback about the written content
  4. To show line numbers for a specific reference
  5. Also, for a clean Page Layout look.

Follow the steps below on Setting Up the Page Margins:

  • Type the text you want
  • Then click on the Margins in the Page Setup group, on the layout tab
  • After clicking on the margins, you can get a list of margin sizes you want to set
  • Now select the margin you want to set such as Normal, Moderate, Narrow, Wide, Mirrored, Office 2003 Default and Custom Margin to change the size you want.

Orientation in MS-Word

Orientation in MS Word

Orientation is the page layout, in which the document is displayed or printed. The common types of page orientations are Portrait and Landscape.

Orientation Layout in MS-Word

MarginsOrientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word:

Steps to Follow in Changing the Orientation in MS-Word:

  • Go to the layout
  • Then click on the Orientation
  • Now select the Portrait or the Landscape layout
  • Then automatically your pages are changed to Portrait or Landscape based upon your selection.

Changing the Page Sizes in MS-Word:

Choose different page sizes in a word document based upon your requirement. The default page size of a page is 8.5×11 inches, called the Letter size. The letter size is not only the standard size for printing purposes but also fits in the most printers. Even this page size may not fulfil all the printing requirements that’s why we have different page sizes are there in a word document. These are Letter, Statement, Tabloid, Executive, A3, A4, A5, B4(JIS), and B5(JIS), etc.

page size in MS-Word

MarginsOrientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word:

Steps to follow in choosing the Page Sizes in MS-Word.

  1. Go to the Layout tab
  2. Click on the Size in the Page Setup group
  3. Select one of the options you want to change the page size.

Columns in MS-Word:

Splitting (dividing) the text vertically in the pages called, columns. These include one column, two columns, three columns, left columns and right columns. 

columns in excel

MarginsOrientation, Page Size, and Columns in MS-Word:

Steps to Follow in Splitting the text into Columns in MS-Word:

Also follow the arrow directions given in the picture:

  • Type/keep the text you want
  • Go to the Layout tab
  • Then click on the columns
  • Then select one of the options which are given under the columns from the columns One, Two, Three, Left and Right or click on the “More columns” to customize based upon your paragraph requirement.
  • Now your text is divided into columns as you want.
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