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Custom margins in Word 2013

Headers and footers

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This video is all about changing the margin of the headers and footers, without affecting the rest of the document.

Change the header and footer margin

  1. Click VIEW > Ruler.

  2. Double-click the header or footer area.

  3. Press CTRL+A.

  4. On the ruler, drag the right indent marker.

  5. Drag the left indent marker.

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Now we're going to change margins for your headers and footers.

In a previous video, we changed our margins so that the right margin is fairly wide.

But take a look at what happened to this document.

Down here. in the lower right of the page, we have got our page number here.

But, that looks a little odd.

We were used to seeing page numbers nestled in the right-hand corner of a page like this.

How do we get this page number over there?

How do we change the margin of this footer so that this page number is in the right place?

Well, we double-click the footer area and that makes the footer the active portion of the document that we’re editing.

And, to change the margin, we’re going to press Ctrl+A to select all the content in the footer and then we’re going to drag this right indent marker, about an inch from the page.

And there. We’ll double-click the normal area of the document to get out of the footer editing mode and our page numbers are in the right place.

And you'll see that those are repeated on each page of this document here.

Now, what if we need to change the header? You can change the header margin too.

We do the same thing, we double-click the header area, we press Ctrl+A to select everything inside there.

And then we drag that right indent marker about an inch from the edge of the page.

And when we’re done, we double-click the rest of the document, and there we’ve changed the margin of the header as well.

So that concludes our course on margins.

For any additional help you may need on margins, check out the course summary at the end of this course.

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