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What Does Page Setup Mean?

Page setup is a set of specific parameters involving the display and layout of a printed page. This type of resource is part of many modern word processing applications and other document processing software, for instance, in Microsoft Office applications.

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Techopedia Explains Page Setup

Aspects of page setup include the setting of margins, a portrait or landscape page orientation and other features. Page setup menus can help users to set these attributes, in order to ensure a print project is done correctly. Word processing applications may or may not have dedicated page setup menus.

Other aspects of page setup include header and footer elements, color vs monotone, paper sizes and various alignments. Some tools use a ruler to help set margins for a document.

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