How To Adjust Margins In Mac Pages

Learn how to adjust the margins for Pages documents and what document margins really affect. Margins never restrict objects you place, so you can treat them as guidelines not restrictions in most cases.

Comments: 7 Responses to “How To Adjust Margins In Mac Pages”

    nick
    1 year ago

    hi Gary, I remember in MS Word, using a Hanging Paragraph where the first line goes to full margins, and the rest of the paragraph is indented by a set amount. Is the equivalent in Pages to just set the margin for the first line? thx

    1 year ago

    nick: Look under indents. There is "first" before "left" and "right."

    Kathy
    1 year ago

    Hi Gary, excellent as always. Thank you! I have a pdf of a covid card that isn't the proper size for a wallet. Is it possible using pages to change the size of an off size rectangular shape to a size that would fit in a wallet? My issue is trying to change the length of the 'card' independent of the width. I tried opening the pdf in preview but that didn't help me (likely user error I'm sure). Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. :)

    1 year ago

    Kathy: With the image selected, go to the Format sidebar, then Arrange, then look for Constrain proportions and switch that off.

    Kathy
    1 year ago

    Wow that did the trick! Thanks so much!! You are a delight Gary. Oh yes, I wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying your Podcast with Leo Notenboom called TEH Podcast. Thanks for that too.

    Pam Poole
    8 months ago

    I have a MacBook Air laptop. I want my right margin to be even or somewhat even. Currently it types out to the end of the screen then returns to the left. Thank you. Simple does it.

    8 months ago

    Pam: So is the right margin at the right edge of the page, or the right edge of your screen? Use the Zoom control at the top of the window to "Fit Width" to see.

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