Custom Page Size dialog box

Use the options in this dialog box to create a custom page size for your publication.

 Note   If you are creating a page size for a publication type that Publisher does not contain — for example, a 2-by-4-inch ticket — you will get the best results by starting with a publication type that is a similar size — for example, a business card — and then creating a custom page size that is the size of the ticket that you want.

To create a custom page size:

  1. On the Page Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Size.
  2. Select Create New Page Size.
  3. Once you’ve created a custom page size it will appear under Custom in the Size menu.

Create a custom page size dialog.

Name

Name     Type a name for the custom page size that you are creating.

Layout type

Click the page layout type that you want to print. Layout type determines which page layout options are available to you.

  • One page per sheet     Click to print one page of your publication per sheet of paper. Use for Advertisements, Award Certificates, Banners, Brochures, Business Forms, Calendars, Flyers, Letterhead, Menus, Programs, Paper Folding Projects, Quick Publications, Resumes, and Signs.
  • Booklet    This will set your publication to a booklet design. The margin guide labels will change so that Left becomes Outside, and Right becomes Inside to reflect their positions in the booklet. Booklets are typically printed of sheets of paper that are then folded to create the booklet.
  • E-mail     Use for E-mail publications.
  • Envelope     Use for Envelopes.
  • Folded card     Use for Greeting Cards and Invitation Cards.
  • Multiple pages per sheet     Click to print multiple copies of your publication per sheet of paper. Use for Business Cards, Gift Certificates, Labels, Postcards, and With Compliments cards.
  • Web page     Click to print a single Web page.

Page

  • Width    Enter the width of the page.
  • Height    Enter the height of the page.

Margin guides

Margin guides set the amount of space between the edges of your publication and the edge of the page.

 Note   There is a limit to the area of a sheet of paper that can be printed on by your printer. Many printers do not print to the edge of the paper, regardless of how you wide you set your margins. When you set your margins and create your page, you must make sure that the content that you want to print remains within the printable area for your specific printer.

  • Top    Enter the amount of space that you want between the top edge of the page and the publication.
  • Left    Enter the amount of space that you want between the left edge of the page and the publication.

 Note   If you select Booklet as the layout type, the name changes to Outside.

  • Bottom    Enter the amount of space you want between the bottom edge of the page and the publication.
  • Right    Enter the amount of space you want between the right edge of the page and the publication.

 Note   If you select Booklet as the layout type, the name changes to Inside.

Any portion of the publication that is outside the page size dimensions will not be printed.

Options

If you select Folded card as the layout type, sheet fold options are displayed. Select an option in the list to specify how you will fold your publication.

  • Quarter-page side fold    Each page of your publication will be printed on the same sheet of paper. The finished card will have a fold along one side.
  • Quarter-page top fold    Each page of your publication will be printed on the same sheet of paper. The finished card will have a fold along the top.
  • Half-page side fold    Two pages of your publication will be printed vertically on the same side of a sheet of paper.
  • Half-page top fold    Two pages of your publication will be printed horizontally on the same side of a sheet of paper.

If you select Multiple pages per sheet as the layout type, target sheet options are displayed.

  • Target sheet size    Click one of the following options: Letter or A4. If you are printing on a different size of paper, click Custom, and then enter the following dimensions:
    • Sheet width    Enter the width of the sheet of paper.
    • Sheet height    Enter the height of the sheet of paper.
  • Side margin    Enter the space between the group of multiple copies and the left and right edges of the sheet.
  • Top margin    Enter the space between the group of multiple copies and the top edge of the sheet.
  • Horizontal gap    Enter the space between the columns of multiple copies. For example, if you have two columns of business cards, changing this option will change the space between the columns.
  • Vertical gap    Enter the space between each row of multiple copies. For example, if you have four rows of business cards, the horizontal space between the rows of business cards will change.

Preview

The Preview window shows the layout type and any margins that you select. The sheet's dimensions are displayed as the black line inside the white rectangle. The margin guides are displayed as the dotted blue lines inside the sheet dimension lines.

 
 
Applies to:
Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, Publisher 2007