While Google Docs might not have as many formatting options as Microsoft Word, it does give you some control over how to present text, including:\r\n\r\n\tPage layout (i.e., the page size, margins, and orientation)\r\n\tText alignment and spacing (i.e., how text is arranged on the page)\r\n\r\nSo for more control over the formatting of your documents, check out our tips on page layout and text alignment in Google Docs.\r\nPage Layout: Orientation and Margins\r\nTo access layout options in Google Docs, go to File > Page Setup in the menu. This will open a new window with four key page layout options, including:\r\n\r\n\tPage Orientation \u2013 Whether to display the page as portrait or landscape.\r\n\tMargins \u2013 Sets the size of the top, bottom, left, and right page margins.\r\n\tPaper Size \u2013 Sets the overall size of the page, including margins.\r\n\tPage Color \u2013 Allows you to set the background color of the page.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_10749" align="aligncenter" width="479"] The page layout options in Google Docs.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nOnce you\u2019ve made adjustments here, click OK to apply them. You can also select Set as Default here to apply the same settings to all new documents.\r\nText Formatting: Alignment and Spacing\r\nSo you\u2019ve got your page layout sorted, but what about the text itself? You can, of course, use the Text Style options to quickly apply formatting.\r\nBut Google Docs also lets you apply formatting manually, including the text alignment and spacing options. You can adjust the alignment by selecting one of the four alignment icons on the toolbar (listed left to right):\r\n\r\n\tLeft Align \u2013 Align text to the left margin.\r\n\tRight Align \u2013 Align text to the right margin.\r\n\tCenter Align \u2013 Positions text in the center of the page.\r\n\tJustify \u2013 Text is spaced to align with left and right margins.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_14375" align="aligncenter" width="411"] Text alignment settings.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nTo change the spacing settings, meanwhile, select the line spacing icon on the toolbar. This will open a dropdown menu with three main options:\r\n\r\n\tLine Spacing \u2013 Adjust the space between lines in a paragraph to one of four common default settings (Single, 1.15, 1.5, or Double).\r\n\tParagraph Spacing \u2013 Add or remove a space before or after a paragraph.\r\n\tCustom Spacing \u2013 Enter custom values for line and paragraph spacing.\r\n\r\n\r\n[caption id="attachment_10753" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Paragraph spacing options.[\/caption]\r\n\r\nThis will give you complete control over the text spacing in your document.