Setting a Page Layout of A3 in Office 2010

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  • I have recently bought office 2010 , and now i want to changce my page to A3. However there is not already a default available when i click on                   Page Layout > Size. However office 2007 had an A3 deafult already..

    Can i still change my page size to A3? And If i can How?

    Thanks in advance.

    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 7:29 PM

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  • Hi

    If you want to define your own page size, you need to find Page Setup.  On the Page Layout Tab, Page Setup is the second group, in the bottom right corner you'll find the Page Setup dialog button. Click to display the Dialog box then click the Paper tab.  Open the Paper Size list and scroll to the bottom to find Custom Size.  Then set the Height 42cm Width 29.7cm.

    Hope this helps.

    G North MMI
    Tuesday, November 16, 2010 8:40 PM
  • Did this work?

    The A3 option is probably missing because your default printer doesn't support that paper size.  If it does then it might be a good idea to update your printer driver.

    G North MMI
    Thursday, November 18, 2010 3:25 PM
  • I do not have A3 printer at home but do at work and need to produce A3 document for there. (Silly of Word to restrict page sizes available depending on printers installed!)

    I did what you said and added custom dimensions via page size, but having done so & clicked OK, the dialog box disappears and I return to the blank document... Click the Size button again to see what it's on now, and it seems to have now put the page on 'Letter' size, and my custom A3 dimensions are not listed. 


    Sunday, November 27, 2011 2:23 AM
  •  i got it solved.

    1. click on file.

    2. click on printer.

    3. select from the drop-down menu of printer list and select Microsoft XPS Document Writer.

    4. after selection, click on printer properties, click on advance and then select your A3 format.

    5. click on ok, got to page layout tab and select your paper size.

    thats all. hope it works.

    Wednesday, December 14, 2011 11:09 AM
  • Antiviruskay has it spot on....
    Saturday, October 27, 2012 12:49 PM
  • Brilliant thanks! Just had this same problem and was getting very frustrated as it would allow me to do A3 previously. I thought I was going mad! It was because my home printer isn't A3 so I changed the printer and bingo!

    Many many thanks!!

    Monday, December 16, 2013 9:30 PM
  • i love you.
    Saturday, January 18, 2014 2:22 PM
  • Thank you so so much!!!

    Sunday, June 01, 2014 2:20 PM
  • That was easy, many thanks buddy!
    Monday, March 09, 2015 5:39 AM
  • The key is to have a default printer defined in Windows. The Microsoft XPS Document Printer does the job, as do many of those freeware PDF converters that install as printer icons in Windows.

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP

    Thursday, March 19, 2015 7:43 PM
  • Oh my god!!

    Thank you so much, i have been wondering how to do this for so long!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thanks for the help :)

    Sunday, November 01, 2015 7:31 PM
  • thanks a lot 

    it really helped 

    Tuesday, November 03, 2015 1:26 AM
  • Even better would be to install and activate the printer driver for the printer you want to be able to use the output with; that gives a better chance that the layout won't change when you transfer the document to the PC that has the printer attached.

    Paul Edstein
    [MS MVP - Word]

    Tuesday, November 03, 2015 5:06 AM
  • Perfect! thanks for this
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 11:14 PM
  • Thank a lot ,
    Sunday, August 28, 2016 3:42 PM
  • It just works. Tricky one!

    Friday, September 30, 2016 10:35 AM
  • This is so wonderful... all these years down the track and still relevant.... got most people saying you can't do it!!

    Brilliant, thank you!

    Friday, December 08, 2017 11:37 PM