Use gutter margins if your printout will be inserted in a 3-ring binder; or,
if you you have your thesis or research paper bound into a book format.
View margins in either Print Layout view or Web Layout view.
Change the settings to display text boundaries
Go to Office Button / Word Options
Scroll down to Show text boundaries
Click Show document content box / OK
After these settings are saved, the page margins appear as dotted lines
Set Gutter Settings
Go to Page Layout tab / Page Setup group
Click blue arrow at the end of the Page Setup group and a dialog box opens
Set the distance for the gutter: .5 is the default; the maximum setting is
.75 unless directed otherwise
Gutter Position: Left or Top
Select Orientation: Portrait or Landscape
Pages: Usually Normal for most of the printing of single pages
Apply to section: Whole document or Selected text / OK
Other Multiple Page Options
Use Mirror Margins to set up
facing pages for double-sided documents, such as books or magazines. The margin
on the left page is the mirror image of that on the right page.
Use Book Fold to create a booklet.
NOTE: The Gutter position box is not available when you use the Mirror
margins, 2 pages per sheet, or Book fold option. For these options, the gutter
position is determined automatically.
July 05, 2012
Sr. Arlene Callahan
Nashua, NH 03060