Google Docs: change the page layout margins

The Google Docs online word processor is easy to use. Very easy to understand with its icons reminiscent of Word, OpenOffice or LibreOffice, the web software of Google Drive is more than enough to write a CV, a letter, an internship report, a book. If everything is easy to guess by the rows of icons which appear on the screen, other functions are accessible by the menus displayed: insertion, format, edition.

This tutorial explains how change the margins of a Google Doc document, that is to say change the page layout to reduce or enlarge the top, bottom, left and right margins of the document of text. This is also where you can set the page orientation, paper size and page color.

Google Docs is the free “online” equivalent of Microsoft Word’s Office pack (free also, if needed).

Change the page layout margins of a Google Docs document

1. Open a document Google docs or create a new one from Google drive.

2. Go to the menu File and Page setup.

Google Docs tutorial modify document margins

3. The “Page Setup” opens in the middle of the screen.

Google Docs tutorial modify document margins

4. The default margins are indicated in centimeters: 2.54 for Top, Bottom, Left and Right. Modify the values ​​of the margins, in centimeter, knowing that the decimal point is made with a point “. “:

Google Docs tutorial modify document margins

5. Confirm with the blue button ” okay To take the changes into account.

Note: it is important to put the decimals after a period. The comma will not be taken into account and will erase the decimal after validation, the modification will therefore not be taken into account.