Page setup

Updated: 02/01/2021 by Computer Hope

The page setup are the parameters defined by the user that help determine how a printed page appears. Those parameters can include everything from the size, margins, page orientation, and quality of print. More plainly, it's a tool that allows users to change and customize the size and layout of a single page or an entire document.

How to access Page Setup in Microsoft Word

In Microsoft Word 2007 or later, the Page Setup tool is available under the Layout tab in the Ribbon.

Page Setup location in Microsoft Word 2007 and later

In Microsoft Word 2003 and earlier, the Page Setup tool is available from the file menu.

Below are examples of how the Page Setup tool may look in your Microsoft Word program.

Microsoft Word page setup

Page setup

How to access Page Setup in other programs

In other programs with a Page Setup tool, like WordPad, it is usually accessed through the file menu. If the program does not have a file menu, check other menus for a Page setup option.

Page Setup location in WordPad

In some programs, the Page Setup tool may be accessed by right-clicking in the program window and selecting Page setup or similar in the pop-up menu.

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