Rulers allow to quickly and accurately adjust indents and margins in the document, horizontally and vertically. You can find the horizontal ruler under the Toolbar and the vertical ruler along the left edge of the document. By default, both rulers are displayed. To hide the rulers, on the Command menu, click View > Ruler.

Set document margins

The gray sections of the rulers are the margins.

horizontal_page_fields

vertical_page_fields

Left margin border

Top margin border

To change the margin size:

1.Put the pointer on the ruler so the pointer turns into a double-headed arrow.

2.Hold down the left mouse button and drag the pointer to move the margin where you want.

3.Release the left mouse button to fix the position.

Set paragraph indents

The paragraph indent marker is a blue triangle on a horizontal ruler:

paragraph_pointer

Paragraph indent marker

To change the paragraph indent:

1.Hold down the left mouse button on the marker and drag it where you want.

2.Release the left mouse button to fix the new position.

Changing the paragraph indent also changes the first-line indent, while maintaining the distance between them.
Set first line indent

The first line indent marker is a blue rectangle on a horizontal ruler:

firstline_pointer

First-line indent marker

To change the first line indent:

1.Hold down the left mouse button on the marker and drag it where you want.

2.Release the left mouse button to fix the new position.

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