This is a fast and easy tutorial on formatting the layout of your 6 x 9 inch book in Microsoft Word. The instructions below will put your manuscript in the correct format for a  6 x 9 inch book and they conform to Amazon’s KDP required formatting guidelines for a 6 x 9 inch book as well. Let’s begin.

Start by creating a new document or opening your manuscript in Microsoft Word, and then:

  1.  Go to the Top Ribbon and click “Layout”, and then click on the tiny arrow in the lower right corner (Page Setup).                          

 

Microsoft Word Layout Formatting

 

2.  Once inside Page Setup, you will see a window with three tabs. Each tab requires adjustments. Match the items as they are noted in the diagrams below:

                      Margins Setup

Microsoft Word Margins Setup

 

                     Paper Size Setup

Microsoft Word Page Setup

 

                      Layout Setup

Microsoft Word Layout

 

3. Click “Ok” and be sure to save your document.

That’s it! 

Once you have configured your document using these steps, your manuscript will be formatted for a 6 x 9 inch book.  If you need further information on KDP’s guidelines, you can find them here:  KDP Guidelines

Happy writing!

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Maureen Bartone

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2 thoughts on “Formatting Your 6 x 9 Inch Book In Microsoft Word

  1. Hi Maureen,
    Thanks, you were of great help. For some reason my template was stuck at single page 6×9 and I prefer the pages side by side. Following your steps in Layout I saw that my setting had slipped into continuous instead of Odd pages.
    Thanks again
    Jacque

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