For the most part, the gutter setting is for the convenience of the
arithmetic-impaired. When you are setting up a document that is to be bound,
you can specify a gutter amount that will be added to the left or (if you
have enabled "Mirror margins") inside margin. The exact same thing can be
accomplished by adding the same amount to the left or inside margin
yourself. For a case when it can be useful in helping you to visualize the
resulting document, see
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"tinntinnabulation" wrote in
> Can anyone enlighten me as to what exactly a gutter position is in Word?
> does it do/affect the format of a document?