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Margins, Page Orientation and Breaks

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By default, the margins for a Word document are 2.54 cm on the top, bottom, and sides.

Layout << Margins - select Normal or Custom Margins.

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NB: This is useful for changing your margins in your assignment.

 
Custom Margins

If you select Custom Margins, the Document Margins window appears.  Tab (or use the arrow keys) between each option and type in your margins.  Click OK to apply the changes.

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Most EIT essay Page Layout require a left margin of 4cm, to do this simply enter 4 in the Left Margin << click OK

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Page Orientation

Layout << select Orientation.

page orientation

 

Choose Portrait or Landscape.

page orientation

 

NB: To have pages of portrait and landscape orientation in a single document, use section breaks between the affected pages.  To do this:-

Go to the page you want to change the orientation of, select the area before the text on the page you want to change. 
Insert << Break << Section Break (Next Page)

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Select the area after the text on the same page, Page Layout << Breaks << Next Page

mac insert page break

 

The document is now comprised of three sections.  Select an area in the page you want to change the orientation of. 
Page Layout << Orientation << Portrait OR Landscape

page orientation

 

Page Breaks and Section Breaks

Page Break: Separates content between pages
Section Break: Used to create layout or formatting changes in a portion of a document.

 
Inserting a Page Break

Click in your document where you want to start a new page, Layout << Break << Page Break

mac insert page break

 
Inserting a Section Break

Click where you want to change the format, Insert << Break

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Choose which type of Break you want for your document.

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