During one of my many remodeling projects I was struggling to fit a door jamb into a not quite large enough opening -- trying to squeeze it in where it simply didn't want to go. You may be guilty of doing the same thing in your desktop publishing projects -- trying to squeeze in more text and more graphics even though the page is not quite big enough to hold it all comfortably. Like doorways, print designs need breathing room. Trying to cram in more than can fit results in cramped, confusing, and overwhelming pages (and crooked doors that don't close). The solution: Use More White Space. White space is both a visual and a structural component of good design.
In order to get my door to fit I'm going to have to do some trimming. Here's how you can do your own trimming - of text and graphics and other page elements - in order make the content fit comfortably on the page: 7 Ways to Add White Space