How to Create Or Change A Custom Paper Size in Windows 11?

You can either use Microsoft Office or Control Panel

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Key notes

  • You need to use Microsoft Office or Control panel to create a custom paper size on Windows 11.
  • This guide will discuss all the methods with step-by-step instructions.

If you want to get a printout of your documents but the printer is not configured to use an incorrect paper size, the results will not be desirable.

To fix this, you need to change the paper size. It is a simple process and can be done in a few steps. 

This guide will discuss methods to create or change custom paper sizes on Windows 11. Let’s get started! 

How can I create or change a custom paper size on Windows 11? 

1. Use the Microsoft Office

1.1 Create a custom paper size

  1. Click on the File menu.File menu_custom paper size windows 11
  2. Now select Print, and click Page SetupPrint - Print setup
  3. In the Page Setup window, go to the Paper tab, and for Paper size, select page size from the dropdown. PageSetup
  4. Choose the Width and Height.
  5. Switch to Layout and Margins one by one and make changes accordingly.
  6. Now click OK

1.2 Choose the paper size for a particular page

  1. Open the document. Select the text on the document you want to change.
  2. Go to the Layout menu, under Page Setup, and click SizePrintout - custom paper size windows 11
  3. Choose the paper size from the recent list or click More Paper Sizes.
  4. Select the paper size from the dropdown.
  5. Next, navigate to Apply to choose Selected text from the dropdown list.Selected text
  6. Click OK

1.3 Choose the paper size for a section

  1. Select the section of the document. Then, on the View menu, click Print Layout. Print Layout Options - custom paper size windows 11
  2. To display nonprinting characters, go to the Home tab and click the button on the Show all nonprinting charactersHome tab - Show indisplaying characters button
  3. Go to the Layout menu, click Breaks, and select Section break for the section you want to change. Layout and section break
  4. Now under Page Setup, click SizeMore paper sizes
  5. Click More Paper Sizes to open the Page Setup properties.
  6. Choose the custom size or the paper size from the list.
  7. Now go to Apply to option, and choose Selected text from the dropdown.Select text OK
  8. Click OK.

1.4 Choose the default paper size for new documents 

  1. Go to the File menu.
  2. Click Print, then click Page Setup.
  3. Go to Set As Default.Set as Default -custom paper size windows 11
  4. Click Yes

2. Use the Control Panel

  1. Press the Windows key, type Control Panel, and click OpenControl Panel
  2. Select View by and choose Category.
  3. Under Hardware and Sound, click View devices and printers.Hardware and sound - custom paper size Windows 11
  4. Choose Printers & Scanners.Printers & Scanners
  5. Go to Print Server PropertiesPrinter Server Properties
  6. Under Forms on, select the paper size dimensions.
  7. Choose the Form name and put a checkmark on Create a new form.
  8. Under Paper size, select the Height and Width. Create a new form - custom page size on Windows 11
  9. Under Margin, edit the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom fields.
  10. Now choose Save From and close the window. 

So, these are methods that you can use to create custom paper sizes on Windows 11. Try them and let us know which worked for you in the comments below.

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