Positioning of margins, headers, and footers in Word 2010

August 24, 2019 at 20:03:09
Specs: several
I still have very little experience with Word. I am completing
the editing of a book written by one person and previously
edited by two others, all using Word. I'm trying to preserve
the formatting they created, but I have had to make some
changes to the margins, which of course caused havoc.

Can anyone explain to me how the positioning of headers
and footers relates to the positions of margins? Like, are the
headers and footers always entirely inside the margins, or
can they extend beyond the margins? Or are they always
entirely outside the margins? Or what?

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis

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August 25, 2019 at 04:48:23
This page discusses both page margins and header/footer margins. Perhaps with a little experimentation you could find the answer to your question and determine the best settings for your book.


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August 25, 2019 at 05:14:15
See if this is of any assistance:


Also, scroll to the top of the page, there are additional help sections one of them being
"Sections / Headers & Footers"

Also near the top is a section for Additional Resources

This site has a large number of tutorials that may also be of interest:




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August 25, 2019 at 08:14:29
Also be aware that in Word (most if not all versions to varying degrees) you can create sections (within an overall document); and also styles for each section.

Unless you really dig into online tutorials (or even find a decent book...) likely you are going to have to experiment a little. If the latter (experiment) then duplicate the original content first, and play with that duplicate/ copy. Thus ensuring the original is still relatively pristine and unchanged - until you're ready to make changes... Even then make changes to a copy and each time you make major changes, save that version and work with that next time; and then save that version and so on... That way you can always go to a previous modified condition if needs be...?

That has always been my approach when creating complex documents - be it via Word of the olde Publisher and equivalents. I often had numerous versions of the work in progress; each one based on the one created immediately before it.

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