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How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

Last Updated : Mar 11, 2022

How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

In this article we will show you how to write in the margins in google docs, in any document, whether in physical form or digital, margins add a sense of formality and structure in the document.

It makes the content be displayed in a uniform manner and allows for space to add comments, remarks, suggestions, etc. by others.

Google docs allows you to modify the margins of a document as per your liking and needs.

In this article, we will learn how to write in the margins of your document.

Let me start this by telling you that there is no direct way of being able to write in the margins of a Google document, however, there is a way around it that is just as simple and easy as the former.

Follow the step-by-step procedure to know how this can be achieved in just a few small and quick steps.

Step By Step Guide On How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs :-

  1. Go to the Google homepage or the Google docs app directly. On the top right corner of the homepage, you will be able to locate the ‘Grid’ icon. From here, choose the ‘Docs’ option.

    How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

  2. This will open a new window, here you can either open a blank document or a pre-existing one.

    How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

  3. Once you are on the Google docs page, you will be able to see various headings or tabs at the left top side of the page. These tabs or headings contain features and tools organized into separate categories that help in enhancing ease of use.
  4. Now, make sure you set the margins according to your liking by clicking on the downward arrow or indent (left or right) on the margin bar and moving it to set the margins.

    How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

  5. Now select the text with which you want to write or comment in the margins.
  6. Click on the ‘Insert’ tab at the top of the panel. From the drop-down list that will open, select the ‘Comment’ option or simply press on the ‘Ctrl+Alt+M’ buttons on the keyboard.

    How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

  7. This will open a text-box or the comment box on the right side of the margin.
  8. Enter the text here. Once you are done, click on the ‘Comment’ icon below.

    How To Write In The Margins In Google Docs

  9. Now you will be able to see the comment in your document.

Conclusion :-

I hope this article on how to write in the margins in google docs helps you and the steps and mentioned above are easy to follow and implement.

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