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Many businesses use letterhead that has different margins for the first page than for any subsequent pages in the letter. For instance, the first page may require a larger top margin than the second page because the first page has a company logo or masthead at the top of the page. Allowing for this in Word requires the use of multiple sections in your document. One section would be defined for the first page, and another section for subsequent pages.
To use two different sections in your document, do the following:
Figure 1. The Break dialog box.
Figure 2. The Page Setup dialog box.
Continue typing. When your document is long enough that it requires two pages, the second page will be printed with the new margins you entered, but the first page will retain the original margins.
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