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How to Change Margins in Google Docs

In Google Docs, changing a document’s margins is more difficult than you may imagine. Contrary to what you might believe, the Format menu does not provide the option to change the margins.

To change the margins in Google Docs, open the document and click on the Format tab. From here, you can adjust all of the margin settings—top, bottom, left, and right.

Here is how to change Margins in Google Docs;

How to Change Margins in Google Docs

  1. You need to select File from the menu.
  2. Then, select Page Setup.
  3. In the Page Setup window, you’ll see the Margins setting along the right side. Here, you can adjust the top, bottom, left, or right margin. Margin size is in inches and defaults to 1.
  4. Just select OK when you’re done and the margins throughout your document will automatically adjust.

Change Margins In Google Docs For Indenting

To change the margins for bullet lists (known as “indenting”), use one of the two indenting buttons in the ribbon bar.

The left indent button moves the highlighted list to the left, and the right indent button moves it to the right. The problem with using the indent buttons to do this is that it also modifies the bullet point formatting. You also have to do it for every list. You can get around this by modifying the indentation formatting for all bullet lists in your document.

To do this, select Format from the menu > select Align & indent > and select Indentation options.

Use the Left or Right fields (shown in inches) to specify how far away from the margin you want bullet lists to be in the Indentation choices pop-up box. When you use the left or right indent buttons, the bullet lists will likewise move by this amount.

Set Double Space In Google Docs

Setting double space mode in Google Docs is easy.

Just select Format from the menu > then select Line spacing and Double.

This will adjust all of the single-spaced lines you had in your document to double spacing. There’s no need to select the text you want to double space since it applies to the entire document.

If you don’t like the distance of the pre-set double-spacing, you can customize your own.

To do this, select Format from the menu > select Line spacing > and select Custom spacing.

This opens a new Custom spacing window where you can set the specific spacing between either individual lines or paragraphs in your document. The line spacing measurement is in inches, and paragraph spacing is in points (72 points are 1 inch). Once you select Apply, the new spacing will apply to your entire document



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