General guidelines require a 1” margin on all sides except the left, which requires a 1.5” margin.
Even though general guidelines say you need a 2 or 2.5 inch margin on the top of certain pages, do not use the margins to achieve this – see below for more details.
If for whatever reason you need to change the margin for only one section, be sure the Apply to: is set to This section only.
Using a Heading 1 and redefining the style create the two-inch margin required by general guidelines on the chapter titles and major headings like Dedication and Acknowledgments is often the best method.
By adding the extra space above the Heading 1, you combine the one inch margin from the document with the one inch of space on the heading to create your two inches.
Please see the Setting Up Heading 1 Example on the previous page for the step-by-step instructions.