Change page size, paper size, or page orientation

In Microsoft Publisher, page size refers to the size of your publication. Paper, or sheet, size is the size of the paper used for printing. Page orientation refers to the portrait (vertical) or landscape (horizontal) layout of the publication.

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

ShowChange the page size

You can change the page size of your publication by choosing a predefined publication type or by defining a custom page size.

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. Do one of the following:
    • Under Publication type, select the publication type you want.
    • Under Publication type, select Custom, and then enter the Width and Height you want.
  4. Click OK.

ShowChange the paper size

You can choose a larger paper size if you want to print crop marks (crop marks: Marks that show where a publication page will be trimmed. Crop marks show only when the page has been printed to a paper size that is larger than the page.) or other printer’s marks (printer's marks: Marks printed outside the printable area on each page of your publication to help you or your commercial printing service trim, align, and control color in your publication.).

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Click the Printer and Paper tab.
  3. Under Paper, select the paper size you want in the Size box.

The paper sizes available will depend on the printer you are using.

 Note   Avoid selecting a paper size that is more than twice as large as your publication page. If the paper is this much larger than the page, Publisher will scale your publication page to fit the paper size.

  1. Click OK.

ShowChange the page orientation

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.
  2. Click the Layout tab.
  3. Under Orientation, click Portrait for a vertical layout or Landscape for a horizontal layout.
  4. Click OK.
Applies to:
Publisher 2003