Why is the MS Office standard for letter-sized paper with 1 and 1/2 inch margins on the left and right? Everything I've ever done has asked for 1 inch margins and I ask my students to turn their stuff in that way. Now I've got the default changed on my computers, but none of the ones in the computer labs do. Also, why is the default for page numbers to have them at the bottom instead of the top? Are there disciplines that use these settings?
Curious George: What's the deal with MS Office's defaults? Do people use them? While I know that there is a Letter-size, A4 divide, some of these might apply regardless of the paper size.