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How to Change margins in Google Docs

Like other word processors, Google Docs also allows you to change margins, and you can do it easily. Here is my step-by-step guide, in which you will know how to change margins in Google Docs. Whenever you create a new document in Google Docs, you will find that it already has default margins. In new documents,…

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Like other word processors, Google Docs also allows you to change margins, and you can do it easily. Here is my step-by-step guide, in which you will know how to change margins in Google Docs.

Whenever you create a new document in Google Docs, you will find that it already has default margins.

In new documents, this default margin is one inch, which is basically just empty space at the top, bottom, left side, and right side of the document.

The work of these margins is to determine the distance between the edges of the paper and the text. And when you print a document, this margin maintains the distance between the edges of the paper and the text.

There are two ways to do this, one of which is very fast, you can easily change the left and right margins using a ruler for para-specific formatting.

The second method, allows you to change all margins for the entire document at once. To do this, you can use the page setup.

How to Change Left and Right Margins in Google Docs using Ruler

To change the lest and right margins in Google Docs, follow the steps below.

  1. First, Navigate to the Google Docs
  2. Create a new document or open an existing document you want to edit.
  3. Find the ruler at the top of the document.
  4. If the ruler is not visible, to turn on the ruler, click “View” and then select “Show Ruler”.
  5. Here you have a small blue down-facing triangle with a rectangular bar.
  6. This rectangular bar is the first line indent and the down-facing triangle is the left indent.
    1. To change the first-line indent, Click and Drag the rectangular bar to the left or right.
    2. To change the Left indent, Click and Drag the down-facing triangle to the left or right.
  7. To change the left margin, move the mouse cursor over the ruler between the white and the blurred color, and drag it to the left or right as you want.
  8. Drag the down-facing triangle to the left or right to change the right indent.
  9. To change the right margin, move the mouse cursor over the ruler between the white and the blurred color, and drag it to the left or right as you want.

How to change Top and Bottom Margins in Google Docs

To change the top and bottom margins in Google Docs, follow the steps below.

  1. Create a new document or open the document you want to edit.
  2. To change the top margin, move the mouse cursor over the top of the left vertical ruler between the white and blurred colors.
  3. Click and drag the mouse cursor up or down as you want.
  4. To change the bottom margin, move the mouse cursor over the bottom of the left vertical ruler between the white and blurred colors.
  5. Click and drag the mouse cursor up or down as you want.

How to change margins in google docs with the help of Page setup

Top, bottom, left and right margins can be easily set on Google Docs with the help of page setup.

To change margins in google docs with the help of Page setup, Follow the steps given below.

  1. Create a new document or open the document you want to edit.
  2. Click on the File in the top left corner.
  3. Select Page Setup from the drop-down menu.
  4. The Page Setup dialog box appears on the screen.
  5. Find the margin in the dialog box.
  6. Click in the text box to the right of the margin you want to change. For example, if you want to change the bottom margin, click in the text box to the right of the bottom.
  7. Enter the exact margin you want to set (it is in inches).
  8. You can set this margin default for each of your new documents. If you want to set, click Set as default.
  9. Click OK.

Here is a video that you can learn by watching how to change margins in Google Docs using page setup

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