When youre setting up your document and trying to gauge where to place things on the page, it is handy to see exactly what space you have to work with. Microsoft Word has a little-known feature that will show the text boundaries in your document, so you wont have to eye the rulers and estimate the text area. While this is standard in WordPerfect, it takes a little bit of searching to find in Word:
1. From the Tools menu select Options
2. Click on the View tab
3. Under the Print and Web Layout options section, place a check in the box beside Text boundaries
If you wish to hide the text boundaries, simply follow the above steps but uncheck the box. You must be in either the Print Layout or Web Layout view to see the boundary lines.