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Interior margins

The interior margins of my novel are too close to the edge of the page, in other words, too far into the binding.

I've been having a hard time trying to correct this. The document is in Microsoft Word. Any advice?

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1. May 3, 2017 2:08 AM in response to: Lowellwriter
Re: Interior margins

You should have Mirror Margins ticked, and then you just increase the number in the Inner Margin.

 

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2. May 3, 2017 4:54 PM in response to: Lowellwriter
Re: Interior margins

The minimum margins can be found here: https://www.createspace.com/Products/Book/InteriorPDF.jsp

 

I always recommend increasing them a bit, as the minimums can be tight.

 

 

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3. May 3, 2017 5:07 PM in response to: Lowellwriter
Re: Interior margins

You should print out a few pages, try to have a spread. Trim the pages to size, tape the spread, and look at your pages.  The monitor is not the best way to see things.

 

I probably use bigger inside margins than most here.  The bind is tight, you lose 0.25" from each page because of it.  I think bigger margins  makes reading easier.  I tend to go from 0.75 - 1.125 depending on the size of the book.

 

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