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I am using Word Perfect 12 and I am making a poem book and I want the left margin to be about 3 inches but not on all the consecutive pages.  I have the titled of each poem centered on the page (Left Margin 1.0 inch - Right Margin 1.0).  I want to leave that as is on each page for the titles but some of the poems are just short lines that I want to move the left margin to 3.0 so the text under the title is 3 inches so it is centered under the title.

I have made the first change of the Left Margin to 3.0 inches but I need to know how to copy that format of the left margin so I can use it on a number of pages following the first one.  Can I somehow copy and past the 3 inch margin?  Do I have to highlight the text to apply the new margin settings.

Thank you.
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by:khobson
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WordPerfect is linear so the change that you make on one line will be the default until you change it to another.  There is no need to select text but you can do that too.  The difference is that the the first method puts one code and the 2nd puts two codes.  Use View > Reveal Codes, to see what is happening.
You can also delay codes to make them effective for following pages.  Do Format > Page > Delay Codes > OK, to accept 1 page delay, and then set your justification.
Another method is to use styles.  In this way, if one style needs changed, anywhere it is used it will be changed when you change one.  Do Format > Styles for this advanced method.
 
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by:Jeanne061397
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hI khobson

Thank you for answering my question.

I guess what I really wanted is not possible.  

I did check out Format Styles but they seem to adjust font, size, etc. but not a margin change.  I'll keep looking at it and get back to you.

Jeanne
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Not sure why you chose the more involved method.  Most people just to method 1 for example:
1. Press Ctrl+E or menu Format > Justification Center
2. Type the words, Hello World!
3. Press the Enter key
4. Press Ctrl+L or menu Format > Justification Left
5. Type the word, Goodbye!
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Although this answer did not help me with the margin changing from one inch on the left  (title of poem) to three inches on the left (poem text) on every page, I did learn about the Format-Justification Center.  This is great when I want to use centering, left aligning, etc.

I have finished formatting the ruler bar on each individual page so I'm happy with it.

Thank you.

Jean
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The same methods can be used to set margins.
1. Drag to set from View > Toolbars > Ruler
2. Drag the margin directly if View > Page is enabled.  Draft mode does not allow margin lines.
3. Do via menu method: Format > Margins, and set the Left margin, OK.
4. Use methods above in Format > Page > Delay Codes...
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