The margin is basically the gap in a document between text and the edge of the document. In order to enhance the appearance of the document and provide better reader experience, it is suggested to keep some space between the last line of text and the edge of the page. If you are working in Google Docs, you will find that the margin space is set up by default. If you wish to make changes to the margins such as make the margin smaller or bigger, you can do so easily by following the step by step instructions provided in this guide.
Steps to Manage Margins in Google Docs
TO CHANGE HEADER MARGINS
1.) Launch Google Docs on your computer and sign in to your Google account (if you are not already). Once you are logged in, click on the File menu and select Page Setup option.
2.) In the Page Setup window box, go to the top section to write the size of the margins in inches. After entering the size, click on the OK button to apply the rule only for the current document. If you wish to make the size a default one for every page, you will need to select Set as default button.
TO CHANGE TOP AND BOTTOM MARGINS IN GOOGLE DOCS
If the lower margin in your Google Doc appears to be big, you can adjust it by entering a different margin value for the lower section. You can do this by following the steps provided above. Just go to Page Setup section from the File menu and locate the field to change the bottom margin value on the right-hand side.
Similarly, if you change the left and right margins for your Google Document, follow the same steps as suggested above.
TO CHANGE MARGINS IN GOOGLE DOCS WITH A RULER
In the Google Docs page, you must have seen a ruler on the toolbar section with numbering. To adjust the margin on the left side, you will need to click on the gray area of the ruler and drag it as per your preference. Keep the left mouse button pressed to move the ruler. For example, if you wish to change the left margin, you will need to drag the ruler from the top-left side to the right-hand side. The ruler will show the margin size in inches, make sure to move indents (highlighted in blue).
Similarly, if you wish to make an adjustment on the right-hand side of the margin, follow the same instructions as suggested above.
TO CHANGE MARGINS IN GOOGLE DOCS ONLY FOR A SINGLE PARAGRAPH
If you are looking to change the margins for specific parts of your content, for example, a paragraph, you will need to first click at the beginning of the paragraph you wish to create a different margin. to. Next, you will need to drag only the blued object. Make sure that gray ruler doesn’t get moved or hidden. This is how you can easily change the margins for the particular paragraph, sentence, or words in your Google Docs.
So, now as you know how to change margins in Google Docs, you can easily customize pages in your Google Docs.