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An equally important formatting setting in academic writing is keeping your margins at 1-inch (or 2.5 centimeters) all around. To check your margin settings, select the icons shown in the image below.

This is an image of how to check the format settings on Microsoft Word. Step 1: Click on 'Layout' at the top of the page. Step 2: Clock on 'Margins' on the left side.

  • Step 1: Select the Layout tab located at the top of your screen.
  • Step 2: Select Margins to assess what your current setting is (it should be set to 1” or to 2.5 centimeters).

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