A quick way to display Word's Page Setup dialog box

You can go the long route, through the File menu to display Word's Page Setup dialog box, or you can double-click!

Word's Page Layout dialog box lets you define margins, layout, and so on. You may use it a lot — I know I do. To access these options, you probably choose Page Setup from the File menu. It's a short path, but there's an even a quicker way: Double-click the horizontal or vertical ruler.

You can double-click the vertical ruler anywhere to display the Page Setup dialog box. However, double-clicking on the actual ruler display in the horizontal ruler will display the Tabs dialog box. To display the Page Setup dialog box via the horizontal ruler, double-click the gray edge on either side.

By Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.