Change page size, paper size, or page orientation

In Microsoft Office Publisher 2007, page size refers to the area of your publication. Paper, or sheet, size is the size of the paper used for printing.

Orientation refers to the portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) layout. For more information about changing the orientation, see the Change the page orientation section.

 Note   You cannot change the page size, paper size, or orientation of individual pages in a multiple-page publication. To produce a multiple-page publication that contains different individual pages, you must create separate publications for each different paper size, page size, or orientation and then assemble the printed publication by hand.

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About page size, paper size, and orientation

Any publication layout that you select in Office Publisher 2007 includes the page size and orientation that are used most often for that particular type of publication. You can change the page size and orientation and preview your changes in the Page Setup dialog box. You can change the paper size and orientation and preview your changes and the relationship between the page size and the paper size in the Print Setup dialog box.

By setting the size or orientation of your page and paper separately, you can control where the page is located on the paper and avoid misaligned prints. You can also create a bleed off the edge of the page by printing on paper that is larger than your publication and trimming it down to the finished size, and you can print multiple pages on a single sheet.

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Change the page size

This procedure sets the size of your publication. For example, you can use this method to select the size of the printed publication to print a poster that measures 22 inches by 34 inches when printed — regardless of whether your printer can handle a single large sheet of paper or whether you will print the poster as a number of overlapping sheets of paper (called tiles).

 Note   In Office Publisher 2007, you can create publications as large as 240 inches by 240 inches.

Choose a page size

  1. In the Format Publications task pane, click Change Page Size.
  2. In the Page Setup dialog box, click the icon that represents the page size that you want. For example, click Letter 8.5 x 11".

If you don't see the size that you want, you can scroll and choose a size from another publication type. For example, if you want to print your menu as a poster for a wall display, you can scroll to Posters and then click the icon for the page size that you want.

Create a custom page size

In the Format Publications task pane, click Change Page Size, and then do one of the following:

  • In the Page Setup dialog box, under Page, enter the width and height that you want.
  • In the Page Setup dialog box, select the publication type that you want, such as Posters, click Create custom page size, and then enter the width and height that you want under Page.

Create custom page size button

In the Custom Page Size dialog box, you can name your custom page size and specify the layout type and margins that you want.

After you create a custom page size, you can use it when you create new publications.

 Notes 

  • There is a limit to the area of a sheet of paper that your printer can print on. Different printers have different unprintable areas at the edges of the paper. These unprintable areas cannot be printed on, regardless of how you set your margins.
  • If you change a publication's margins, you may want to move the objects in the publication to fit in the printable area. For example, if you decrease a publication's margins, you may want to take advantage of the new printable area by adding or moving text or pictures to the area.

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Change the paper size

The printer that you use determines the paper sizes that you can print on. To check the range of paper sizes that your printer can print on, consult the manual for your printer, or view the paper sizes that are currently set for your printer in the Print Setup dialog box.

To print your publication on sheets of paper that match the publication page size, be sure that the page size and the paper size are the same. If you want to print your publication on a different size of paper  — for example, to create a bleed or to print multiple pages on one sheet — change only the paper size.

  1. On the File menu, click Print Setup.
  2. In the Print Setup dialog box, under Paper, select the size of paper that you want from the Size list.

 Note   The method for specifying a new paper size varies according to printer manufacturer and model. If your printer supports custom paper sizes, you can specify a custom paper size after you click Properties.

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Change the page orientation

  1. In the Format Publications task pane, click Change Page Size.
  2. In the Page Setup dialog box, select the page size that has the orientation that you want.

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Change the paper orientation

  1. On the File menu, click Print Setup, and then click the Publication and Paper Settings tab.
  2. Under Orientation, click Portrait for a vertical layout or Landscape for a horizontal layout.

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Applies to:
Publisher 2007