How Do I Change Margins on an Excel Spreadsheet?

By TamaraM

Microsoft Excel uses page margins to control the print setup for pages that you print from the software. If you wish to do so, you can change these margins to a custom size based on a measurement or a graphical representation of what they will look like. This is quite easy to do and doesn't require any special skills with a computer.

Change Margins by Dimension

Step 1

Open Microsoft Excel.

Step 2

Click the "File" button on the menu and then click the "Page Setup" button.

Step 3

Click the "Margins" tab and then enter the size you want the margins to have.

Change Margins Graphically

Step 1

Open Microsoft Excel.

Step 2

Click the "File" button on the menu and select the "Print Preview" option.

Step 3

Select the "Margins" button and then drag the margin handles to change their size.