How to change margins and indents on Google Docs

Hey, Bro! I often use Google Docs and sometimes need to adjust margins and indents in the document. But how do I set indents? For example, in Microsoft Word you can easily manage indents using a ruler. Does Google Docs have something similar for setting indentation? Yes, of course.

And I will show you how to change magins and indents on Google Docs.

How to adjust margins on Google Docs

First ler’s see how to adjust margins on Google Docs. You can do this in 2 ways. The first one is as follows:

  1. First, click on ‘File’ and select ‘Page setup’;
  2. Second, change each margin – set the number you need;
  3. Click ‘Ok’ to change the margins.
How to change margins and indents on Google Docs

Or try another way, Bro:

  • Click on ‘View’ and select ‘Show ruler’;
  • Now use the ruler to change margins similar to how you can do it in MS Word;
  • Just hover over over the gray area. You cursor will turn into ↔ arrow;
  • Now you can click and drag to adjust the margins.

Hey, Bro. You can change the indents in the similar way. But there is one difference:

  • Hover over the rectangle and triangle symbols;
  • Then click and drag to adjust indent.
How to change margins and indents on Google Docs

Can I change the margins for one individual page?

Remember! You cannot change the margins for just one page (or several), only for the entire document.

How to set indents on Google Docs

You can also set indents on Google Docs in another way:

  • First, click on ‘Format’;
  • Second, hover over ‘Align & Indent’ and select ‘Indentation options’;
  • Here you can adjust the indents.
How to change (fix) indents on Google Docs

How to fix margins on Google Docs on Android

Hey, Bro. Google Docs app doesn’t allow you to fix margins and indents on Android. You can only set the page size and orientation:

  • Tap on three-dot symbol to open the right menu and select ‘Page setup’;
  • And change the paper size.

If you need to adjust margins and indets on Google Docs, it is better to do it on computer (use desktop version).

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