Set page margins

Excel 365
A margin is a space between the page content and the edge of the page. Excel offers three predefined sets of margins: Normal (used by default), Wide, and Narrow :
Page margins in Excel 365

To adjust the margins to make the data fit more comfortably on the page, do one of the following:

  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins:
    Margins button in Excel 365

    Form the Margins dropdown list, select one of the proposed options:

    Margins list in Excel 365
  • On the File tab, click Print (or click Ctrl+P):
    Print options in Excel 365

    On the Print pane, under Settings, from the Margins dropdown list, select the option you need:

    Print margins in Excel 365

Note: To set the custom margins, click the Custom Margins... option. See how to set custom margins below.

The margins will be changed to the selected size.


Set custom margins

To customize the size of the margins, follow the next steps:

   1.   Do one of the following:

  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click Margins, then select Custom Margins... from the drop-down list:
    Custom Margins option in Excel 365
  • On the Page Layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click the dialog box launcher:
    Page Setup group in Excel 365
  • On the File tab, click Print (or click Ctrl+P). On the Print pane, under Settings, from the Margins dropdown list, select Custom Margins...:

    Print Custom Margins in Excel 365

   2.   In the Page Setup dialog box, on the Margins tab:

  • In the top section, adjust the values for each margin, including the margins for headers and footers
  • In the Center on page area, select the option you prefer:
    Margins in Page Setup dialog box Excel 365
    - Horizontally Horizontally custom Margins in Excel 365
    - Vertically Vertically custom Margins in Excel 365
    - Horizontally and Vertically Horizontally and Vertically custom Margins in Excel 365
  • Click OK.

Note: It is impossible to change the default page margins for new workbooks in Excel.

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