Page Setup Dialog Box Tabs in Word 2007 - dummies

By Doug Lowe

Use the Page Setup Dialog box to change the margins in a document, to change the paper size, and to change the layout of the document. After calling up the Page Setup Dialog box, you see three tabs: Margins, Paper, and Layout. When working in these tabs, you can apply the changes to the Whole Document, This Point Forward, or This Section.

Word 2007 Margins tab

This tab allows you to set the margins in the document. You can set the following margins:

  • Top: Sets the distance from the top of the page to the first line of text.

  • Bottom: Sets the distance from the bottom of the page to the last line of text.

  • Left: Sets the distance from the left edge of the page to the start of the text.

  • Right: Sets the distance from the right edge of the page to the end of the text.

  • Gutter: Sets an additional amount of margin space for pages that are to be bound.


The Paper tab in Word

This tab includes the following options for setting your paper size:

  • Paper Size: Allows you to pick from a variety of paper sizes, including Letter, Legal, and various other envelope sizes.

  • Width: Sets the width of the paper and is automatically set when you choose a Paper Size. If you change the value of this field, the Paper Size field changes to Custom Size.

  • Height: Sets the height of the paper and is set automatically according to the Paper Size. Changing the height automatically changes Paper Size to Custom Size.


Word’s Layout tab

This tab has the leftovers that don’t fit in the other tabs, such as the Line Numbers control and formatting sections, headers, footers, and page alignment.