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Page Setup in Word : Overview

Page Setup in Word lets you change the structure and layout of pages in a Microsoft Word document. The “Page Setup” group on the “Page Layout” tab of the Ribbon contains buttons that let you make changes to the page setup of the document. In addition to these buttons, you can also click the “Page Setup” dialog box button in the lower right corner of the “Page Setup” group to open the “Page Setup” dialog box. Here you can change any aspect of the document setup you choose. This dialog box consists of three tabs: “Margins,” “Paper,” and “Layout.” Let’s examine the page setup options you can set in this dialog box.

On the “Margins” tab, you can set the margins for the document. Set the top, bottom, left, and right margins to the length or width you desire by either typing the measurement units into the boxes provided or by using the spinner arrows at the right end of each spinner box. You can also set the “Gutter” margin, which is the amount of wasted space allotted for binding, if you are printing a document that you wish to bind. You can also use the “Gutter position:” drop-down to select the side of the document where you want the gutter margin to appear.

Page Setup in Word: Instructions

  1. To set options for Page Setup in Word using the Ribbon, you can use the buttons within the “Page Setup” group on the “Page Layout” tab of the Ribbon.
  2. To set options for Page Setup in Word using a dialog box, click the “Page Setup” dialog box button in the lower right corner of the “Page Setup” group to open the “Page Setup” dialog box.
  3. To set the margins for the document, click the “Margins” tab in the “Page Setup” dialog box.
  4. Set the top, bottom, left, and right margins to the length or width you desire by either typing the measurement units into the boxes provided or by using the spinner arrows at the right end of each spinner box.
  5. You can also set the “Gutter” margin, which is the amount of wasted space allotted for binding, if you are printing a document that you wish to bind.
  6. You can also use the “Gutter position:” drop-down to select the side of the document where you want the gutter margin to appear.
  7. Select either a portrait or landscape page orientation for your document or document section in the “Orientation” section.
  8. Select the method for printing multiple pages from the “Multiple pages:” drop-down in the “Pages” section.
  9. To select the size of the paper onto which you will be printing this document, click the “Paper” tab in the “Page Setup” dialog box.
  10. Set to which tray of your printer you will print the first page of your document if you have a multi-tray printer, and then make a tray choice for the subsequent pages in the “Paper Source” section.
  11. To set section break behavior, click the “Layout” tab and make your selections in the “Section” area.
  12. You can also set some of the options for headers and footers in the “Headers and footers” section. This replicates the functionality shown in the “Headers & Footers” context tab. However, you can set your options here, if you prefer.
  13. To set the vertical alignment of the page, use the drop-down available in the “Page” section.
  14. To set line numbers and page borders in this same section, click either of the two buttons for those options at the bottom of the page and then making the settings you desire.
  15. To choose which part of the document you want the page properties you just set to affect, click the “Apply to” drop-down at the bottom of this dialog box.
  16. To set your options for Page Setup in Word for your document, click “OK.”

Disabling Reading Mode and Protected View

When you open a Word document you received as an attachment, by default newer versions of Word open it in Reading Mode/Protected View to protect your computer from possible viruses or malware. However, if you are careful and never open attachments you weren’t expecting, you can disable these modes.

In Word, go to File, then Options.
In the Word Options window, click on the General category in the left column.

Under Start up options, un-check :

Word 2013 : Open e-mail attachments and other uneditable files in reading view.

  • Click on Trust Center in the left column.
  • Click the Trust Center Settings button.
  • In the left column, select Protected View.
  • Under the Protected View heading, clear all the checkboxes.
  • Click OK, then OK again to save your settings.

Spelling and Grammar

If you are looking for the spelling and grammar button that used to appear on the standard toolbar, you can now find this under the Review Tab, first button. There is also a spelling and grammar button in the status bar at the bottom of the Word screen.

To make it more convenient, you could add the spelling and grammar button to the Quick Access toolbar.

Turning off Bullets and Lettered or Numbered Lists

The Auto Format as You Type holds many default settings you may find annoying. For example; if you type a persons name who uses a first initial like: B. Ann Smith, then press the return to type that persons address, most likely the letter C. shows up. This is an alphabetical list. If you start a line with an asterisk, it becomes a bullet. This may be what you want once in a while but not all the time. To turn on or off these setting:

  1. Click the File Menu, select Options, then click on Proofing.
  2. Auto Correct Options is display first. Click the Auto Format as You Type button. Now select the AutoFormat As You Type tab.
  3. Under the section Apply as you type r emove the check marks for “Automatic bulleted lists” and “Automatic numbered lists.”
  4. Select the Auto Format tab.
  5. Again remove the check marks for “List Styles and Automatic Bulleted Lists.”

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