Adjust Page Settings

When changing page layout settings (such as page margins, page orientation, paper size), you can apply them to the whole document or set specific page layout settings for each individual section if your document is divided into sections.

Change Page Margins

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Click within a section whose page margins you wish to set.

Click the Margins button on the Page Setup toolbar and select the margin sizes to be set for the current section from the invoked list…

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… or specify page margins for the current section or the whole document via the Page Setup dialog.

Change Page Orientation

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Click within a section for which you wish to specify page orientation.

Click the Orientation button on the Page Setup toolbar and select Portrait or Landscape from the invoked list.

… or set the page orientation for the current section or the whole document on the Margins tab of the Page Setup dialog.

Change Paper Size

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Click within a section for which you wish to set the paper size.

Click the Size button on the Page Setup toolbar and select one of the standard paper sizes from the invoked list…

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… or specify the paper size for the current section or the entire document on the Paper tab of the Page Setup dialog.

Divide a Document into Sections

You can divide your document into sections to specify parts of a document that have different page settings (page margins, page orientation, paper size), column layouts, line numbering and headers and footers.

Insert Section Breaks

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To divide a document into sections, insert section breaks.

  1. Click where you want to inset a section break within a document.

  2. Click the Breaks button on the Page Setup toolbar and select the required type of the section break.

Show Section Break Marks

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To show the section break mark, press CTRL+SHIFT+8 or click the Show/Hide button on the Paragraph toolbar.

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In a document, section breaks are marked as illustrated below.

Types of Section Breaks

Next Page inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next page.

Even Page inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next even-numbered page.

Odd Page inserts a section break and starts a new section on the next odd-numbered page.

Change Section Break Type

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You can change the type of the section break that has been inserted to start a section. To do this, follow the instructions below.

  1. Click the section following the section break that you wish to change.
  2. Invoke the Page Setup dialog and change the Section start property on the Layout tab as required.

Save as Pdf

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To save your document to pdf format, click the Print Preview button.

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The print dialog will appear.

Select the PDF file from the Export To drop down.

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Fill out the PDF Export Options and click Ok.

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Navigate to the folder and click Save.

Save to Folder

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To save your document to a folder, click the SaveAs button.

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Navigate to the folder you want to save too.

Type in the name of the document and select the correct file type.

Click the Save button.

Open Existing Document

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To open an existing document, click the Open button.

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Navigate to the folder and select the correct file type.

Select the document and click Open.