Margins are the space between the text and edge of a document. By default, margins in Microsoft Word and Google Docs are set to one inch from the right, top, left, and bottom of the page. You may want to adjust the page margins if, for example, your company uses a logo at the top of the page. We can use page borders to customize documents with background colors and shading. You can apply a border to an entire page, a paragraph, or a section of text.
Margins in Microsoft Word
This video demonstrates how to change the margins in Microsoft Word.
Margins in Google Docs
While this video focuses on how to set up MLA formatting, it also shows how to adjust the page margins in Google Docs. Note that scholars use three main style conventions to format their documents depending on the subject matter: APA (American Physiological Association), MLA (Modern Language Association), and Chicago Manual of Style.
Watch this brief video to learn how to add page borders to document.