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Page Numbers and Margins in MS Word

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Microsoft Word or MS-Word (officially called word) is a graphical word processing program by Microsoft Corporation. The purpose of MS Word is to permit the users to type and save documents. Same to other word processors, it has various helpful tools to make documents.

Sometimes the data you include in your document is best displayed in columns. Not only can columns help improve readability, but some varieties of documents—like newspaper articles, newsletters, and flyers—are often written in column format. Word also allows you to regulate your columns by adding column breaks.

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Adding Page Numbers

Page numbers will help keep long documents organized and make them easier to read. Text entered within the page number will appear on each page of the document. Let us see a demonstration.

Step 1. Click on the Insert menu. 

Step 2. Go in Header & Footer column.

Step 3. Click on the Page number and then there are 4 options displayed:

  • Top page: Display the page number on the top page.
  • Bottom Page: Display the page number on the Bottom page.
  • Page Margins: Display the page number on the page margins.
  • Current Position: Display the page number on the current page.

The page number is written at the Top of the page.

Closing the Page Number

Step 1. Double-tap on the Page number.

Step 2. Click on “Close Header and Footer”, then the page number will not appear on the document.

Adding Page Margins

Page Margins help to define the beginning and end of lines and statements on the pages of a document. Following are the steps to add page margins:

Step 1. Click on Layout menu.

Step 2. Go to the page setup column.

Step 3. Click on the margin button. 

Step 4. Then there are some options are given:

  • Normal:

  • Narrow:

  • Moderate:

  • Wide:

  • Mirrored:

  • Customize margins:

This option is more efficient as compare to other options because in this you can customize the margins and make it more efficient.

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