How to Remove the Margin Lines From a Word Document

by Faith Chandler
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Microsoft Word offers users dozens of options for personalizing their documents. These features are meant to be helpful, but they can be confusing when they're accidentally turned on---such as three different kinds of margin lines.

Margin Marks in Each Corner of a Word Document

Step 1

Remove the following Asian languages from your enabled languages menu; Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Do this by clicking "Start."

Step 2

Click and hold on All Programs.

Step 3

Select Microsoft Office.

Step 4

Select Microsoft Office Tools.

Step 5

Click on Microsoft Office Language Settings.

Step 6

Select the four Asian languages listed in step one.

Click Remove. Then click "Okay" to update Microsoft Word's settings.

Dotted Margin Lines Create Rectangle on the Document

Step 1

Start by clicking on the "Tools" menu.

Step 2

Select "Options."

Step 3

Click on the "View" tab in the window that pops up.

Go to "Print and Web Layout" options. Uncheck the "Text Boundaries" box. Click "Okay" to close.

Left Margin Lines Only

Step 1

Click on the "Review" menu tab at the top of the window.

Step 2

Click on "Track Changes."

Step 3

Select "Final Showing Markup." Review any changes you've made to your document.

Step 4

Click and hold the "Accept" button.

Select "Accept All Changes" and save your document.

Items you will need

  • Microsoft Word

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