Got it figured out.
1.) Make some changes to the original document.
2.) Go to exit the program.
3.) Select save changes.
When it comes up to this screen:
4.) Select "document template" as the type of file to save.
5.) Then you will see "normal" in the window.
6.) Click the drop down for the "save in".
7.) Then follow the information to find the "normal" file on your HD. Ex: Desktop, C:, Documents & Settings, Your computer name, application data, microsoft, templates.
8.) Delete the "normal" file.
When you reopen word the page will be blank with the margins set to default. Then you can change/save the margins by selecting "page set-up" and setting the margins you prefer. Then click the "default" button and save the changes.
Close the program and reopen to a blank page that will have your new margins.
Thanks for the pointers everyone.