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Page Margins (General Formatting)

All margins should be set to 1". All sections of the manuscript have the same margin requirements.

Margins can be set in Microsoft Word using the Page Layout tab on the main menu (PC) or on the formatting palette (Mac). Do not use the indent arrows or tabs located on the ruler to set the page margin. Likewise, do not change the margins to indent text. If indentation is required within the body of the manuscript (i.e.: indent of quotes, paragraphs, etc.), the indent function (arrows along the top ruler) should be used.

Show/View Ruler
  1. Be sure to enable 'Rulers' to see the margins and manage text indenting/wrapping. Use the rulers to confirm that the margins are correct.
  2. In Word, Click on the 'View' tab and then check the Ruler in the 'Show' section.
  3. In both Word and Pages (Mac), margins should show as grey shaded areas along the ruler.