The steps in this article will show you how to change the paper size in Google Docs.
- You are able to select from a number of different paper sizes.
- If you would like to use the new paper size as the default paper size for future documents, you are able to do so.
- Changing the paper size for a document with existing content will usually move content and document objects to new locations. Always be sure to proofread the document after changing the paper size.
When you create a new document in Google Docs, it probably uses the Letter or A4 paper size, depending on your geographic region.
But occasionally you will need to use a different paper size and you may be having trouble figuring out how to change that setting.
In Microsoft Word you can change the paper size from the Layout tab, but Google Docs doesn’t have a similar tab at the top of its screen.
Fortunately Google Docs does have a Page setup menu. Our guide below will show you how to change the paper size in Google Docs by adjusting a setting on that Page setup menu.
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will also work in other desktop browsers like Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge.
How to Change Paper Size in Google Docs
- Open your document.
- Click the File tab at the top-left of the window.
- Choose the Page setup option at the bottom of the menu.
- Click the Paper size dropdown menu and choose the desired size.
- Click the OK button.
As mentioned earlier, if you click the Set as default button after choosing the new paper size, then that paper size will be used as the default for future new documents that you create.
The available paper sizes in Google Docs include:
- Letter (8.5″ x 11″)
- Tabloid (11″ x 17″)
- Legal (8.5″ x 14″)
- Statement (5.5″ x 8.5″)
- Executive (7.25″ x 10.5″)
- Folio (8.5″ x 13″)
- A3 (11.69″ x 16.54″)
- A4 (8.27″ x 11.69″)
- A5 (5.83″ x 8.27″)
- B4 (9.84″ x 13.90″)
- B5 (6.93″ x 9.84″)
Find out how to change margins in Google Docs by using a different option found on that Page setup menu.
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