Margins - What are margins?
A margin is the area between the edge of a page or sheet and the content on the page or sheet.
In labelling, this is the area between the edge of the sheet and the edge of the first row or column of labels. There are four margins on a page; the top margin is the area between the top of the page and the first row of labels (sometimes known as the Head Margin), the bottom margin is the area between the bottom of the page and the last row of labels (sometimes known as the Foot Margin), and the left and right margins are the areas between the left of the page and the first column of labels and the area between the right of the page and the last column of labels respectively.
In a template, the margins define where the content of the page begins and ends; once the margins have been set, no content will be positioned within that area. The margins can be used to control the positioning of a grid of labels on a page; increasing or decreasing one or more of the margins will cause the content to move accordingly to suit the new margins; this is because text, images, and objects (such as tables and grids) can be given a specific alignment (left, right, centred), which is based on the relative position of the text, image, or object to the margins of the page.Go Back to Glossary