Change the drawing page or printer paper size

In many diagram templates, the drawing page size expands automatically if you extend the diagram past the current edge of the page. However, you can specify a particular page size if you prefer. The printer paper size is set separately. If you want to control these settings manually, you can set a drawing page size that is the same as, larger than, smaller than, or has a different orientation from the printer paper.

What do you want to do?


Change the drawing page size

  1. Click the page tab of the foreground or background page you want to resize.
  2. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

Alternatively, you can right-click the page tab and then click Page Setup in the shortcut menu.

  1. Click the Page Size tab, and under Page size, set the drawing page size you want.

The drawing page size is set for the page that is currently displayed. If the page has any background pages assigned, you must set the background page size separately.

 Tip   Check the thumbnail preview to see how your drawing fits on the printer paper. If your drawing page size is larger than your printer paper size, your drawing is printed, or tiled, across multiple pages. To make a drawing fit on smaller printer paper, click the Print Setup tab and under Fit to, type 1 into both boxes.

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Quickly resize the drawing page by dragging the page edges

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer tool Button image.
  2. Position the pointer at the edge of the page, and then press the CTRL key.

The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow Horizontal double-headed arrow cursor image.

  1. Drag the page edge to where you want it.

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Automatically resize the drawing page to fit the shapes on the page

  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click the Size button.
  2. Click Fit to drawing.

The drawing page size changes to fit the drawing.

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Change the printer paper size

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

  1. On the Print Setup tab, under Printer paper, click the paper size you want.

The printer paper size is set for the current page.

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Applies to:
Visio 2010