Setting Page Margins in OOo, NeoOffice [Draw, Writer]

When creating a book layout in Writer using Page Styles, sometimes it looks quite nice when you have a solid colour or graphic in the background, and a white border around the edge of the page. This exports quite nicely to PDF.

To achieve this look, simply go Format >> Page and edit the page margins to achieve the desired thickness.

Use the margin settings to change the margins on the page

You can even only adjust one or two sides to get some interesting effects.

Changing the margin on one side only can give some interesting effects

To change the background colour, click on the background link at the top of the Page Setup window, and select the desired colour.

Changing the background colour.

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