Page Layout

In Word page layout can affect how content looks in documents. When using Word paper size and page margins can be easily changed.

Page size

By default, the page size of a new document is 8.5 inches by 11 inches. Depending on your project, you may need to adjust your document's page size. It's important to note that before modifying the default page size, you should check to see which page sizes your printer can accommodate.

To change the page size:

Word has a variety of predefined page sizes to choose from.

  1. Select the Layout tab, then click the Size command.
    Clicking the Size command
  2. A drop-down menu will appear. The current page size is highlighted. Click the desired predefined page size.
    Changing the page size
  3. The page size of the document will be changed.

To use a custom page size:

Word also allows you to customize the page size in the Page Setup dialog box.

  1. From the Layout tab, click Size. Select More Paper Sizes from the drop-down menu.
    Selecting More Paper Sizes...
  2. The Page Setup dialog box will appear.
  3. Adjust the values for Width and Height, then click OK.
    Adjusting page size
  4. The page size of the document will be changed.