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How to Change (Edit) Margins in Google Docs?

How to Change Margins in Google Docs

Google Docs is a free web-based word processor. It is a good real-time collaboration tool in which multiple users can edit a document at the same time.

Users can produce text documents, spreadsheets, slide presentations, drawings, or even surveys.

So, if you have just started using this word processor and wondering how to change margins in Google docs then in this article you will get the answer and much more.

Google docs already has some default margins when you create a new document or open an existing one. These margins are just empty space above, below, to the left, and to the right of the document.

When you print a document with Google Doc, these margins set the gap between the boundaries of the paper and the text.

Here’s the guide you need to edit margins in Google docs

How to Change Left and Right Margins in Google Docs?

Step 1

First go to Google Docs.

Step 2

Now open the document you want to edit or create a new one.

Step 3

Now find the ruler at the top of the document.

Step 4

If you want to change the left margin, click on the rectangular bar with a down-facing blue colour triangle.

Edit Left Margin in Google Docs
Edit Left Margin in Google Docs

Step 5

Now click on it and drag the triangle along the ruler.

Step 6

Similarly, to change the right side of the margin click on the rectangular bar with a down-facing blue colour triangle on the right side.

Step 7

Now click on it and drag the triangle along the ruler to change the right margin.

Keep in mind that if you click on the rectangle instead of the triangle, it will change indentation of new paragraphs instead of changing the margins.

How to Change Top, Bottom, Left and Right Margins on Google Docs?

Step 1

First open Google docs.

Step 2

Now open the document you want to edit or create a new one.

Step 3

Now on the top right corner you will see a “File” option click on that.

Step 4

Then look for “Page setup” option and select that.

Google Doc Page Setup Option

Step 5

Next a pop-up window will open with various options of customization.

Set Margins in Google Docs
Set Margins in Google Docs

Step 6

Look for “Margins” on the right.

Step 7

Now you will find empty boxes below “Margins” in which different options will come (Top, Bottom, Left, Right).

Step 8

Select on the box whose margin you wish to change.

Step 9

If the margin is not right and you wish to go to the default margins, then travel back to the “Page setup” option.

Step 10

Now click on “Set as Default” and the document will return to the original one.

That’s it, this is how you can change Margins in Google Docs left, right, top, and bottom.

In brief,

While customization is a great idea, as not everyone can like the default settings always as each document has a different lookout and demand, with the help of the above options you can easily change margins in Google Doc.

Just follow the steps and you will be able to easily change margins and customize it according to your convenience.

Mehak Kandhari

Written by Mehak Kandhari

Mehak Kandhari is a content editor at TechbyLWS. She loves to write about different topics related to technology. She writes not to build her portfolio, instead to help people find solutions and this is what make her content unique and user friendly.