How to Set Margins on PowerPoint 2007

By Ryan Menezes

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Though presentation slides do not contain margins, PowerPoint 2007 uses margins when creating handouts and outlines. These printed documents annotate your business presentations, allowing your customers and clients follow along. Microsoft recommends that you set your handouts' margins by sending the handouts to Word. Presentation handouts often do not need Word's default large margins which are designed to limit line length in conventional text, so you can edit the layout settings to set your own margins.

Click the Office button and click "Publish."

Click "Create Handouts in Microsoft Office Word" to open a dialog box.

Click one of the dialog box's option buttons to choose the handout's layout. For example, click "Notes next to slides."

Click "OK" to open the handout with Microsoft Word.

Click "Page Layout" and click "Margins" to open a drop-down menu. Click "Custom Margins" to open the Page Setup dialog box.

Type values for your margins in the Top/Bottom/Left/Right fields. Click "OK" to apply your revised margins.