Microsoft Word 2013
Margins & Page Orientations


Margins and Page Orientation

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


Page Layout << Margins - select Normal or Custom Margins.

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


Custom Margins

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


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

Page Orientation

Page Layout << select Orientation.


Choose Portrait or Landscape

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. Page Layout << Breaks << Section Break << Next Page

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


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