The default page setup in Microsoft Word is for letter-size paper, but you can print on legal-size or even tabloid paper. You can easily change the paper size settings in Word 2007 and also specify your own paper size.
Changing the paper size in Word 2007 is easy, but the paper size options are not what you expect. †
- Open the Page Setup dialog box in Word
- Selecting the Paper Size
- Set size for custom paper size
- Select a tray to print
- Apply a paper size change to a document or part of it
Open the Page Setup dialog box in Word
To change the paper size, use the Page Setup dialog box in Word. To open it, first open the ribbon page layout †
Then check the box in the lower right corner of the section Page Settings † When the Page Setup dialog box appears, select the Paper †
Selecting the Paper Size
When you open the Page Setup dialog box in Word, you can select the paper size.
Use the drop down in the section Paper to select a default paper size. To specify custom paper sizes, select from the list Amended †
Set size for custom paper size
if you chose Amended As the paper size, you must specify the paper sizes that you want to use to print the Word document.
Specifying paper sizes is very easy. Use the arrows next to the width and height fields to increase or decrease the corresponding size, or click in the fields and enter a number.
Select a tray to print
You probably fill your printer’s main paper tray with letter-size paper. Therefore, you can use a different paper tray when changing paper sizes. Use margins Paper source to specify the printer trays you want to use. You can set the paper source for the first page to be different from the paper source for the rest of your document.
Apply a paper size change to a document or part of it
When you change the paper size, you do not have to apply the change to the entire document. You can only select the paper size for part of the document. Use the drop-down list next to Apply to in the lower left corner of the dialog box Page Settings to select the portion of the document to which the new paper size applies. When you’re done, click Okay †