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Mirror margins in Word 2013

Mirrored margins and page numbers

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In this video, find out how to move your page numbers to the outside of your mirrored margins.

Set page numbers for mirrored margins

  1. Double-click the footer area of a right hand page.

  2. At the top, the Header & Footer Tools tab appears.

  3. Under DESIGN, click Different Odd & Even Pages.

  4. Click Page Number > Bottom of Page, and then click Plain Number 3.

  5. In the footer, select the new page number.

  6. At the top of the document, make sure the ruler is visible. You can turn it on using the VIEW tab.

  7. On the ruler, drag the right indent marker to the right.

  8. Repeat steps 1-7 for a left hand page, but drag the left indent marker to the left.

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In the last video, we set mirrored margins. Now we're going to set the page numbers for those margins.

And in this case, we want the page numbers for the left hand pages to be in the lower left corner of that outside margin.

And then, on the other side, we want to mirror that, so we want the page number to be here in the lower right corner of this outside margin.

So, let me show you how to do that, it's kind of tricky.

We're going to go down here and we're going to double-click the footer area, okay? And the tricky little option that we need to choose here is Different Odd & Even Pages. So we'll select that guy.

Now we're going to head on over here and put in a Page Number.

And, we're going to click Bottom of Page, and these first few choices here aren't exactly what we need… but we're going to choose the closest one we want.

So we're going to choose this third one here because we want that page number to be over here, and what we'll do is move it a little bit here.

So first I'm going to make it bigger so that you can see it better. So I'll change the point size to 20.

And now I'm going to move this page number over here. So I'm going to do that by moving this right indent marker over about an inch away from the page.

Okay, that looks pretty good, now we're just going to do the same for the next page.

So we're going to scroll down, and we're going to insert our cursor in this Even Page Footer.

And we'll go over here to Page Number, Bottom of Page, and then, this first option's pretty good, okay?

(We'll change it in a second.)

We'll make this page number bigger, and we'll give it the 20 points that we did the other one.

And now we will move it over as well, we'll move it over about an edge–an inch away from the edge of the page.

Great, that's exactly what we want.

Now whenever you're doing page number work or footer work, you want to check your work in the print preview area.

So we're going to do that, we're going to go to FILE, and then Print, and then over here you can see...

We'll start on the first page, you can see here we've got our page numbers where we want them, in those outside margins.

Here's Page 1, and here's Page 2, and 3 and so forth and so on.

Ok up next, I'm going to show you how to add a title page and a blank page at the beginning of your document.

So if that sounds a little funny, watch this next video you'll see what I'm talking about.

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