Margins group

The Left and Right margin settings determine how far away from the edges of the column the text of a paragraph is set. The margins are always measured inwards from the edges and are relative to the margins of the enclosing block (but see Reset margins Selector”).

The Left and Right margins define the left and right margins for the paragraph as a whole. Note that additional indents may also be specified to alter the effective left margin of the first line of the paragraph, and the effective right margin of the last line (see Line indents group”).

It is possible to define a negative left or right margin. These will move the margins outwards towards the column edges. However any attempt to move the margins past the column edges will result in a runtime warning.

The default behavior is to continue using whatever margins are currently in force.