RE: Page Margins in Word

Subject: RE: Page Margins in Word
From: "Jonathan West" <jwest -at- mvps -dot- org>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 01:21:22 +0100

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> [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jwest=mvps -dot- org -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com]On Behalf Of
> Bonnie Granat
> Sent: 09 August 2006 00:49
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> Subject: Page Margins in Word
> Someone's document (I was helping with a page-numbering issue)
> has the left
> margin in Page Setup set to 2.77 inches. Text boxes and tables, however,
> appear in that 2.77-inch space, so a page looks like a two-column layout.
> What is this called,

I've set up Word templates this way for a few customers. Textboxes set up in
a wide margin (left or right) like this are usually called "callouts" in the
graphic design industry.

> and how is it even possible?

According to circumstances, I'll implement this either with a textbox or a
style incorporating a frame of appropriate dimensions and position. I tend
to prefer frames.

> I thought a margin was
> cast in stone, as it were.

Not at all. It is simply your zero reference point for horizontal
positioning. Any style (or even any paragraph) can be defined with a left
indent having a negative value, an "outdent". Tables can similarly be
outdented, In addition, it is relatively common (perhaps 15% of report-type
layouts I do) for the numbers of numbered headings to be outdented and
right-aligned, while the text of the heading and the body text below are
aligned with each other on the margin.

Jonathan West


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