Header margin narrower/different from body margin Word 2010/2016/365

Dana Friedman
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A user is trying to replicate his company letterhead in Word. The header/stationery part is no problem. However, we'd like margins for the header to be narrower than for the body of the letter.  I tried selecting the header, changing the margin, then doing the same thing (manually) for the body of the document. Didn't take. What am I doing wrong? How do I do it right, to keep the letterhead portion in the header with one margin, and the body of the letter with a separate one? Thanks.
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The margin is always the same for the header, footer and body of the Word page.  To make a header margin that appears to be smaller, you can set the Header text style to have a negative indent, or you can place the header content in a table that has a negative indent, or you can float the content (place text in a text box) and place it outside the margins.

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Thanks! I'm playing with the headers. There is no text, it's just a graphic..but we seem to be on the right path. If you have any tips about how to center the graphic (text box inside a header?) Maybe we could do that. THANKS :)

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I meant to say I was playing with the INDENTS of the headers. Thanks! :)
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To center a graphic reliably, set the measurements relative to the Page, using Absolute measurements where possible:
Set positions relative to Page, use Absolute where possible.

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