Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. If you are using a later version (Word 2007 or later), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for later versions of Word, click here: Quickly Displaying the Page Setup Dialog Box.

Quickly Displaying the Page Setup Dialog Box

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated September 24, 2016)

When you are working in Page Layout view, Word provides a quick and easy way to access the Page Setup dialog box. To access the Page Setup dialog box, simply position the mouse cursor anywhere on the gray portions of the rulers (either horizontal or vertical) and then double-click. You can then make your changes and have them immediately reflected in what you see on the screen.

WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (260) applies to Microsoft Word 97, 2000, 2002, and 2003. You can find a version of this tip for the ribbon interface of Word (Word 2007 and later) here: Quickly Displaying the Page Setup Dialog Box.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He  is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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