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Microsoft Word 2010 and 2013: Setting Margins

This guide is based on a similar guide from the University of Michigan Libraries. See attribution box at the bottom of the page for more information.

Setting 2 Inch Margins Example

Using a Heading 1 and redefining the style create the two-inch margin on the chapter titles and major headings like Dedication and Acknowledgments is often the best method.

By adding the extra space above the Heading 1, you combine the one inch margin from the document with the one inch of space on the heading to create your two inches.

Please see the Setting Up Heading 1 Example on the previous page for the step-by-step instructions.

Attribution and Thanks

The information provided in this guide is based upon a guide created by the University of Michigan Libraries.  They have graciously made their guide available under a Creative Commons License 4.0.  Please click the link to visit the UofM original.