Margins – Sets the size of the top, bottom, left, and right page margins.
Paper Size – Sets the overall size of the page, including margins.
Page Color – Allows you to set the background color of the page.
Once you’ve 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.
Text Formatting: Alignment and Spacing
So you’ve got your page layout sorted, but what about the text itself? You can, of course, use the Text Style options to quickly apply formatting.
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But 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):
Left Align – Align text to the left margin.
Right Align – Align text to the right margin.
Center Align – Positions text in the center of the page.
Justify – Text is spaced to align with left and right margins.
To change the spacing settings, meanwhile, select the line spacing icon on the toolbar. This will open a dropdown menu with three main options:
Line Spacing – Adjust the space between lines in a paragraph to one of four common default settings (Single, 1.15, 1.5, or Double).
Paragraph Spacing – Add or remove a space before or after a paragraph.
Custom Spacing – Enter custom values for line and paragraph spacing.
This will give you complete control over the text spacing in your document.