How to Change Margins in Google Docs

How to Change Margins in Google Docs

In this post, we’ll see:

Here, I’m using Windows 10 PC, Android, and iPhone. Let’s get started.

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How to Change Margins, Paper Size, Page Color, and Orientation in Google Docs

PC

Sign into Google Docs.

​Open the document you wish.

Click on “File” at the top. Click on the “Page setup” option.

For Orientation

Beneath “Orientation,” you see “Portrait” and “Landscape.” Choose the one you prefer.


For Margins

​In the “Page setup” pop-up, you see the “Margins” on the right side.

Under that, you see Top, Bottom, Left and Right and a field beside all of them.

​Enter the inches in the field beside Top, Bottom, Left, and Right.


For Paper Size

Beneath “Paper size,” you see a drop-down list. Open it and then choose the one you prefer.


For Page Color

Open the drop-down list beneath “Page color.”

Select the color you wish. “Custom” is for the custom color.


Click on the “Set as default” button if you want to set all the settings in the pop-up as default.

Click on the “OK” button on the pop-up.


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Android or iPhone

​Open the Google Docs app.

​Open the document. Hit the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

​Tap the three vertical (or horizontal) dots at the top.

Hit “Page setup.”

For Orientation

Tap “Orientation.” Choose the “Portrait” or “Landscape.”


For Margins (iPhone)

Tap “Margins.” You see four options: Narrow, Default, Wide, and Custom.

Choose the one you prefer. Hit “Apply” at the top right.


For Paper Size

​Tap “Paper size.” Choose the one you prefer.


For Page Color

Hit “Page color.” Select the one you prefer.


To View the Change: Tap the three vertical (or horizontal) dots at the top. Enable “Print layout.”

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How to Double Space in Google Docs

PC

​Sign into Google Docs.

​Open the document and then select the text.

Click on the “Line spacing” icon at the top. It is between the “Justify” and “Numbered list.”

​Choose “Double.”

Alternate Method

You can do the same task by selecting text. Click on Format > Line spacing > Double.

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Android or iPhone

Open the Google Docs app.

Open the document you prefer.

Hit the “Pencil” icon at the bottom.

Select the text and then hit the “Format” icon at the top.

Tap the “Paragraph” tab.

You see “Line spacing.”

Hit the “Up” arrow until you see the “2” beside “Line spacing.”

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