Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, and 2013. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Quickly Displaying the Page Setup Dialog Box.

Quickly Displaying the Page Setup Dialog Box

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated July 18, 2015)

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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 (10362) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, and 2013. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word 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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2015-08-01 05:49:52

Alan

In my Word 2010, if I click within the region bounded by the dot marks on the ruler and the lower edge of the lower grey surround, it sets a tab stop.
However, if I click anywhere else on the horizontal ruler (including from about half way up the white portion to the top of the grey surround), it shows the Page Setup dialog box.


2015-07-22 17:38:41

Robert

About the vertical ruler Lisa is correct. Double-clicking anywhere in the vertical ruler will launch the Page Setup dialog. However, a double-click in the white portion of the horizontal ruler sets a tab stop at that location. At least that's what I get.


2015-07-22 12:52:25

Lisa Herider

You don't even have to be in the gray areas of the ruler. Double-clocking anywhere on the ruler brings up the page setup dialog box.


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