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06 page formatting

  1. 1. Page Formatting
  2. 2. MarginsPage margins are the blankspace around the edges of thepage. In general, you insert textand graphics in the printablearea between the margins.You can select from preset marginsusing the drop-down selections underthe margin button on the Page Layouttab.This will set the margins for yourentire documentYou can select custom margins ifyou need to set specific margins that
  3. 3. Page OrientationPage orientation is whether your paper prints wider or taller. Landscape is wider - Portrait is taller The command is a drop-down in the page setup group on the page layout tab
  4. 4. Headers and Footers A header appears at the top of each page A footer appears at the bottom of each pageA header or footer can display informationsuch as the date , page number, chaptertitle, document title, etc.These commands are found onthe Insert Tab in the header &footer group Word gives you preset options to use for your header and footer.
  5. 5. To create your own header choose EDIT HEADER from the bottom of the drop down menuThe special header & footer ribbon commands only appear when you add a headeror footer. These commands give you the ability to format them to your needs.Whatever you design in your header or footer willappear on every page of your document. When you are finished customizing, click theThere is an option to exclude page one if that is a red X to close thecover or title page. ribbon.
  6. 6. Page NumbersThere is an option to insert page numbers in the header/footer dialog box, however, Wordoffers a more direct route to the same end. On the Insert Tab in the header & footer group you can choose the placement and style of your page numbers. By using Word’s built in page number feature, word will automatically adjust if you edit your document after the pages have been numbered. The page numbers are added to the header or footer.
  7. 7. Footnotes and Endnotes You can add a footnote or endnote to provide additional information about the text in your document. Footnotes and endnotes can provide information such as an explanation, comment or reference.Footnotesappear at bottomof a page. Wordensures that thetext for a footnotealways appears onthe same page asthe footnotenumber. Endnotes appear at the end of the document. Position the insertion point right after the text you want to footnote. Then on the References tab in the footnote group click Insert footnote.
  8. 8. When you add a footnote, two things happen. First, a tiny footnote indicatorappears in the document where the insertion point was. Second your cursor istransported down to the bottom of the page to the insertion point blinking besidethe corresponding footnote indicator. Type the footnote text. Footnote indicator Footnote pane – type hereTo delete a footnote or endnote, simply select the footnote indicator character in themain document window and press Backspace. The indicator and correspondingfootnote or endnote is deleted. If necessary, Footnote indicator numbers will alsochange.
  9. 9. Create Newspaper ColumnsCertain kinds of information are best displayed using columns. (Think about your localnewspaper.) If you create newsletters, flyers, reports, announcements, school projects, orother types of publications, you might want to use Words column feature.Its easier to enter document text into a single column and then convert it into multiplecolumns. Focus on your writing first, then concentrate on design issues. First select the text that you would like to format into columns. Then navigate to the page layout tab and choose columns. You can select the number of columns from the drop down options.