Set mirror margins for facing pages

Use mirror margins to set up facing pages for double-sided documents, such as books or magazines. The margins of the left page are a mirror image of those on the right page. That is, the inside margins are the same width and the outside margins are the same width.

  1. Click Page Layout > Margins.

    Image of page margins gallery

  2. Choose Mirrored.

Note:  To change margin widths, click Custom Margins at the bottom of the Margins gallery. Enter new values in the Inside and Outside boxes.

Add a gutter margin for bound documents

A gutter margin adds extra space to the side margin, top margin, or inside margins of a document that you plan to bind. That helps ensure that text isn't obscured by the binding.

  1. Click Page Layout > Margins > Custom Margins.

  2. In the Gutter box, enter a width for the gutter margin.

  3. In the Gutter position box, click Left or Top.

Note:  The Gutter position box is not available when you use the Mirror margins, 2 pages per sheet, or Book fold option. For those options, the gutter position is determined automatically

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