How to Add Custom Paper Sizes to the MS Office Page Setup

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How to Add Custom Paper Sizes to the MS Office Page Setup
Add and save custom page sizes in Microsoft Word. (word image by dinostock from Fotolia.com)

Microsoft Word allows you to create custom page sizes to address any task. Simply define your parameters, and Word will do the rest. You can even set the custom page as a default to start with Word or save it as a template for later retrieval. This enables quick and easy access to even complicated setups.

Skill level:
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Instructions

  1. 1

    Go to the "Page Layout" tab in Word 2007. Click "Size" and then "More Paper Sizes" to enter "Page Setup." You should land on the "Paper" tab.

    In earlier versions of Word, click "File" on the top menu and select "Page Setup." You should again land on the "Paper" tab.

  2. 2

    Click the drop-down arrow under "Paper size:" and select "Custom size" at the bottom.

  3. 3

    Enter your desired "Height" and "Width" via the side arrows or your keyboard. Click "Default" at the bottom to use this size every time Word starts. Click "OK," and the display adjusts to your inputted sizes.

  4. 4

    Click the Word 2007 orb in the top left corner of your screen. Hover over "Save As" and click "Word Template" on the pop-up. This enables you to save the set-up as a template for later use.

    In earlier versions of Word, click "File" on the top menu. Select "Save As" and then "Document Template."

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