Is there away, inside of Google Documents, of creating a header/footer that has no margins, but to give the body a set of margins? I've set the margins to be 0 for placing a drawing in the header, but I would prefer that the body text not to start at the 0".

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Yes. Having different margins for both the header and the body is as simple as clicking Insert > Header or Footer, and adjusting the margin arrow to the specifications that you desire. An example screenshot of a Google doc with different margins for the header and body:

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  • I didn't know you could do that! Thanks. I was thinking it could only be set via Page Setup. Thanks for the screen grab!
    – monksy
    Jul 1, 2013 at 18:18

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