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Change the default margins of your Word 2007 documents

If all your documents require the same formatting, such as margins, you don't need to set the specs each time. Here's how to set a default for each of your Word 2007 documents, so you won't have to do it again with every new file.

Word 2007 makes it easy to change your default margins. For example, if your organization requires all documents to have one-inch margins, you can set it once, and then make it the default setting for all new documents. Follow these steps to make the changes stick:

  1. In the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Margins tool in the Page Setup group.
  3. Click Custom Margins.
  4. Change your right and left margins to one inch.
  5. Click the Default button.
  6. Click Yes.

All new documents based on your document's template will have one-inch margins. If you need to temporarily change the margins to one of the standard choices — for example, two-inch left and right margins — follow these steps:

  1. In the ribbon, click the Page Layout tab.
  2. Click the Margins tool in the Page Setup group.
  3. Click Wide.

The left and right margins for the document you are currently working on will adjust to two inches.

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