Changing the Default Margins in MS Word


Open a new blank document

Click File > Page Setup, then click the Margins tab.

MS Word Margin Settings Window

Under Margins, change the margins to your desired settings.

Click the Default button after you select new margin settings.

Click Yes

All new documents should have the new margin settings.


Open a new blank document.

Click Format > Document...

Mac Word Margin Settings Window

Set the margins to your desired default settings.

Click the "Default..." button. A window shown below will open. Choose Yes.

Click OK

All new documents should open with your new margin settings.

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