Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Excel versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Excel 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Excel, click here: Selecting a Paper Size.

Selecting a Paper Size

by Allen Wyatt
(last updated December 5, 2015)

Excel supports any printer supported by Windows. This is because Excel uses the features offered by Windows to print documents. Many of the features associated with formatting your worksheets and printing are related to the type of printer you have installed and selected. For instance, many printers will support different sizes of paper. If your printer does this, and you want to change the paper size used for your worksheet, you should follow these steps:

  1. Make sure the Page Layout tab of the ribbon is displayed.
  2. In the Page Setup group, click the Size tool. Excel displays a number of different common paper sizes.
  3. Click the paper size you want to use for your worksheet.

ExcelTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Excel training. This tip (6252) applies to Microsoft Excel 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Excel here: Selecting a Paper Size.

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Allen Wyatt

With more than 50 non-fiction books and numerous magazine articles to his credit, Allen Wyatt is an internationally recognized author. He is president of Sharon Parq Associates, a computer and publishing services company. ...

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