How to Remove the Margin Lines From a Word Document


Microsoft Word offers users dozens of options for personalizing their documents. These features are meant to be helpful, but they can be confusing when they're accidentally turned on---such as three different kinds of margin lines.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word

Margin Marks in Each Corner of a Word Document

  • Remove the following Asian languages from your enabled languages menu; Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Do this by clicking "Start."

  • Click and hold on All Programs.

  • Select Microsoft Office.

  • Select Microsoft Office Tools.

  • Click on Microsoft Office Language Settings.

  • Select the four Asian languages listed in step one.

  • Click Remove. Then click "Okay" to update Microsoft Word's settings.

Dotted Margin Lines Create Rectangle on the Document

  • Start by clicking on the "Tools" menu.

  • Select "Options."

  • Click on the "View" tab in the window that pops up.

  • Go to "Print and Web Layout" options. Uncheck the "Text Boundaries" box. Click "Okay" to close.

Left Margin Lines Only

  • Click on the "Review" menu tab at the top of the window.

  • Click on "Track Changes."

  • Select "Final Showing Markup." Review any changes you've made to your document.

  • Click and hold the "Accept" button.

  • Select "Accept All Changes" and save your document.

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