Change the page setup by using Auto Size or selecting size and orientation

Auto Size extends the diagramming page as needed while you work, which helps you create diagrams that are larger than one printed page.

Auto Size does not change the printer paper size when it extends the page. However, you can see where page breaks will happen if you print the diagram, if the option to show page breaks is selected. (On the View tab, in the Show group, select the Page Breaks check box.)

You can specify the printer paper size and orientation for each page in a multi-page diagram independently of the other pages. If Auto Size is on, it will make the diagram page view match the printer paper size and orientation.

What do you want to do?


Change printer paper size when Auto Size is on

  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Size.
  2. Click the printer paper size you want to use.

The paper size outlines that are created by page break lines (called tiles) on the current page in your diagram are resized to match the printer paper size.

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Change the page orientation to portrait or landscape when Auto Size is on

  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Orientation.
  2. Click either Portrait or Landscape.

The tile orientation (as shown by page break lines) is set for the current page.

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Advanced page setup

You can set the diagram page size and the printer paper size independently by using the Page Setup dialog box.

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Open the Page Setup dialog box

  • On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

Use the controls on the Print Setup and Page Size tabs to make changes to the printer paper and the diagramming page view independently.

A thumbnail preview on each tab shows how your diagramming page view compares with the printer paper setup.

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Quickly resize the drawing page by dragging the page edges

  1. Click the Pointer tool.
  2. Position the pointer at the edge of the page, and then press the CTRL key.

The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow or a rotation cursor.

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

If you drag the corner of a page, it adjusts the page size in both dimensions. To rotate the page, move the pointer a little outside the corner of the page until it turns into the rotation cursor, then click and drag the page.

If Auto Size is on, dragging the page edge turns it off.

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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 Size.
  2. Click Fit to Drawing.

The drawing page size changes to fit the drawing with only the page margin included as surrounding white space. To set the page margin, open the Page Setup dialog box as described above. On the Print Setup tab, click Setup. You can set the margins and make other adjustments.

If Auto Size is on, clicking Fit to Drawing turns it off.

 
 
Applies to:
Visio 2010