I think that you are on the right track but for one inch margins, I would probably do something like 0.8 in page setup, 0.2 in border properties and you need to turn on the option to draw outside the border in Drawing Settings.
Once you get it set up the way you want it, go to Tools | Save Drawing as a template. Save it with an appropriate template name so you can use it for future drawings. Set it up once and use it many times.
Let me know if I missed the point of your question.