Page Setup in MS Word, Excel, Ppt – 2022’s Big

When you open a blank document in Microsoft Word, you can choose how you want the page to look by using the Page Setup option. The Page Setup in MS Word provides an easy way to adjust the margins, text direction, page orientation, and page size.

You can also adjust the page orientation to print in landscape or portrait mode instead of the traditional default of having text and page numbers running up and down on a page.

Page Setup in MS Word includes

The page Margin is the space between the 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 Page Setup in MS-Word

Page Margin is the space between the contents and edges of each side of a document for page setup. The default space of the margin between the content and 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.

Margins in Page Setup in MS-Word, Excel, PPt.​
Page Margins – Page Setup in MS-Word

The usefulness of page margin settings in a Document

To protect content from the 4 corners of a book from the Rat bites

Avoid cutting the content from the 4 corners of a book while binding

To evaluate exam papers, or to write feedback about the written content

To show line numbers for a specific reference

Also, for a clean Page Layout look or page setup.

Follow the steps below on Setting Up the Page Margins:

Type the text you want to set up the page

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 Page Setup in MS-Word

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

Page setup in orientations in ms word
Page Setup in MS-Word

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 on your selection.

How to Change the Page Sizes

Choose different page sizes in a word document based on your page setup 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 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), B5(JIS), etc.

Page setup in ms word | changing page size
Page Setup in MS-Word

Choose Page Sizes

Go to the Layout tab

Click on the Size in the Page Setup group

Select one of the options you want to change the page size.

Columns in Page Setup

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

Columns in Page setup in ms word
Change Columns in Word

Also, follow the arrow directions given in the picture:

Type/keep the text you want

Go to the Layout tab in the page setup group

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. 

What is the Page Setup?

Page setup is the series of commands, functions, and options that allow you to set up a new page in Microsoft Word. The commands you used to do this are called page setup commands. They allow you to choose the margins, orientation, and other layout options for your new page in Microsoft Word.

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