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Changing Page Margins

Another way to change your page margins is via the Page Setup dialogue box. Try the following:

  1. From the menu bar, click on File
  2. When the menu drops down, choose Page Setup
  3. You should get the following dialogue box

The Page Setup dialogue box

  1. As you can see, you can set the Top, Bottom, left, and right margins from here
  2. Click inside the Top text box, the one highlighted and with 2.54cm in it
  3. Use your backspace key to get rid of the 2.54cm
  4. Type in the number 5
  5. Click the OK button
  6. This will give you a top margin of 5 centimetres.

Change all the margins of your report so that they are the following

Left 3 cm
Right 4 cm
Top 5 cm
Bottom 3 cm

And that's all there is to it! In the next section, we'll look at some Cut, Copy and Paste techniques. Before we leave this section, one extra piece about Tabs.

Remember how you set out the address for Review number one? You used right alignment. So your address looked like this:

Mr Irate
12 High Street

If you wanted the left side of the address in a straight line, you could use tabs.

  1. Highlight the address
  2. Click the left align icon to set the address back to the left hand side
  3. Click Format > Tabs
  4. Enter a tab stop position and click the Set button
  5. Then click OK
  6. Position your cursor at the start of each line
  7. Press the tab key on your key board

The result is this style of address:

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  Mr Irate
12 High Street

And now on to another exercise for you to complete.

Do the Section Two exercise -->

Move on to Cut, Copy and Paste techniques-->

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