How to Change Page Margin and Column Settings in Adobe InDesign

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In Brief...

If you made a mistake in your new document setup, you can easily change the margins and guides.

Instructions

  1. Go to the A-Master page using either the page navigator at the lower left corner of the document window or in the Pages Panel. By making the changes to the master page, it will apply to all pages in the file, unless the None master has been manually applied. The default is that all pages in a document are based on the A-Master.
    Page Navigator and Pages Panel

  2. Go to the Layout menu and select Margins and Columns.
    Margins and Columns in Layout Menu

  3. Change the settings and you're good to go.
    Margins and Columns Dialog Box

Author: Kate Cahill

Kate Cahill is a graphic designer, writer, and creative director who has developed content for print and web. As creative director, she has produced award-winning work for agencies focused on the pharmaceutical, and health and beauty aid industries. She has also served as production manager, with responsibility for the successful fulfillment of long-run print contracts. Kate has been delivering training for Webucator clients since 2010. Her enthusiasm for cutting-edge technology, combined with hands-on practical experience, brings an added benefit to her class. Kate teaches real-world techniques and integration of Adobe software, as well as Microsoft PowerPoint to produce a fully-developed and cohesive brand identity.

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