how to change margins in google docs

How to Change Margins In Google Docs? (step by step Guide)

In recent times many types of software have been released as alternatives to the Ms. Office package and Google Docs is one of those alternatives. And it is very popular and there are numerous advanced features has included in this software and these features do not exist in any other word processing packages software.

Google Docs is a variety of online word processing package and the entire package of Google Docs is consists of some other essential software such as – sheets, slides, drawings, etc. It was initially released in the year of 2006. And this software is supported by various operating systems such as – Android, iOS, macOS, Windows, etc. It was available in more than 100 languages and it mainly developed in Javascript and java programming languages.

In any word, processing package software margins are a very essential portion and it helps users to write the texts into the proper format and in proper decorations. Here in this article, I will discuss how to change margins in google docs? So keep reading this article to the end.

Well, there are two main methods in which you can change the margins of Google Docs, and here mention both the methods.

How to Change Margins In Google Docs Using Rulers?

Margins are the invisible lines all around the texts and they separate the text from the edge of the page. By default, the Google Docs left margins and right margins are sets to 1 inch from each side. And at the top portion and bottom portion of the page, there are slightly bigger margins that exist.

This is the very simplest method to change margins in google docs by using rulers. And to do that you have to follow some certain steps and here I explain those steps.

Step 1:

At first, open the Google Docs software, and at the top portion of your document, you will notice a ruler.

Step 2:

Now place your mouse cursor at the top position and your mouse cursor will change into a double-headed arrow sign.

Step 3:

Now click and hold to the left mouse button and drag it to the left or in the right portions. In this manner, you can increase the margins and reduces the margins of both the sides left sides as well as on the right sides margins.

But if you want to change the top margins and bottom margins from here then you cannot do that, to change the top and bottom margins from its default margins you have to follow method 2, which is the changing margins using the page setup option.

How to Change Margins In Google Docs using Page Set Up?

Well by applying this method you can easily change the margins of google docs on the top, left, right, and bottom sides. Just follow the steps to do so –

Step 1:

First, open the google docs and then go to the File tab and click on the page set up option. And a window will open in front of you and from here you can select the margins and other things.

Step 2:

From the window, you can select the various options and left, right, top, bottom margins very easily.

By default the margins are selected into 1 inch you can set the margins according to your requirements and click on the ok button. Then your margins will automatically be selected.

Besides, there are some other options which you can choose from here –

Apply to:

From this section, you can select in how the amount of content you want to apply the margins, is it in the whole content or into the selected content.

Orientation:

From this section you can select your page orientation, there are two kinds of page orientation portrait and landscape. And by default, it is selected into the portrait option.

Paper size:

There is some paper size includes in this software which you can use and by default, it is selected into the Letter paper size.

Paper Color:

From this section, you can select the color of your page.

Margins:

From this section, you can set the margins of your page and the margins of your google docs page are selected into the inches.

And all the margins such as – top margins, bottom margins, left margins and right margins are selected into 1 inch.

Set as default:

Suppose you have selected proper margins of your google docs page such as – margins, page color, paper size then you can apply it to every document.

Just selects a style of your page, selects page margins, orientation, page color, and then finally clicks on the set as the default option and click on the ok button.

This is how you can easily change the margins of your google docs page.

Where is the margin in Google Docs?

In any word processing software, the margins are situated at the top position of your page. And in Google Docs also your margins are situated at the top positions of your page. You can set the left and right margins of your page by clicking on the margins from here.

But if you want to change the top and bottom margins of your page then you have to go to the File tab and page set up option. From here you can easily change your top and bottom margins.

What are the Default Margins in Google Docs?

The default margins of Google Docs are sets into 1 inch. And the left, right, top, bottom all the margins are by default sets into 1 inch. You can check this default margin.

Visit File tab – Page set up option and check the default margins from here.

How to Change Margins In Google Docs on Phone?

Google Docs application is supported to the various operating systems. And we can use it with our mobile phone very comfortably.

But the interface of this within our phone is not might be as user-friendly but it is good to do works.

If you want to change the default margins in google docs in phone then you have to go in the File menu and selects the page set up option and in the box type the margins as you want and then click on the ok button.

And if you want to change the margin by dragging the ruler then it might be not working within the phone.

How to Change Side Margins in Google Docs?

There are two ways to change your google docs side margins. You can change it by dragging the rulers that appear at the top positions of your page.

Otherwise, you can choose the second method that is going to the File tab and page set up option and type the margins in the left and right box and click on the ok button.

How to Change Top Margin in Google Docs?

Well, you cannot change the top margins of Google Docs by dragging the rulers, instead of that you have to change it through the page set up option. Just follow the process to change the top margin.

File menu – page set up option – selects the top margin from here (by default it is checked into 1 inch)- click on the ok button.

How to Change the Bottom Margin in Google Docs?

Well like the top margin or the header margins you cannot change the Bottom margins of Google Docs by dragging the rulers, instead of that you have to change the margin by going to the File tab and page set up option.

And by default, the page bottom margin is checked into 1 inch and you can set it according to your requirements.

How to Change Margins In Google Docs App?

If you are using Google Docs within your computer then you can access it through the chrome app store. But if you are using this within iPhone, or on mobile then you have to install its application from the play store or from google.

And within that app, you can also change your default margins of google docs. To do that just follow the steps that I have already mentioned.

How to Change Margins for one Page in Google Docs?

Well sometimes we have selected some formats and some margins to our google docs one page and that applies for several other pages also, this is mainly happening due to some options that you have selected.

When you change any margins into google docs by page set up option then there is a small option set as the default option, if by chance checked this option and then click on ok, then this problem will appear.

Don’t choose the set as the default option and change the margin.

How to Change Margins In Google Docs from Inches to Cm?

Well by default the Google Docs margins are sets into inches, and there is no such way to change this into cm.

But you do one thing just go to your google settings and selects the language in English and selects a country like India, this might work for you.

Conclusion

In this article we have discussed how to change the margins of google docs, I hope you have liked this article and if you have any kind of query then you can ask me at [email protected].

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