Make sure that text and pictures are at least 5mm away from the edge of your document

To prevent an image or text from 'falling off' the page, you must take into account a distance (text margin) of at least 5 millimeters from the border of the page. This applies to both text and images. Pay attention! This applies to both non-borderless and borderless files.

When printing a binded book a part of the page will disapear in the binding spine and you will have to take into account a greater distance (text margin) of at least 15 mm. This only applies to the inside borders of the pages in your document. Moreover, when designing a document for perfect binding finishing, please keep in mind that adhesively binded books cannot lay completely flat. This means that even when you put your design exactely in het middle of the page, there is a chance that after finishing of the book, your design does not appear as centered. This can also be seen in the preview of your document.   

To adjust or check the margins of your document in Microsoft Word, we listed some useful tips.