For many Google Docs users, the size of the document they create is something that won’t get much consideration. Google Docs creates new documents with a default page size and, if it’s the one that a user wants, they may never have a reason to change it.
But if you don’t need to create a letter sized (or A4 sized) document, then you may wonder how to change the size of the paper in Google Docs.
Fortunately this is a setting that you can adjust to any of several different options. Our guide below will show you how to change the page size in Google Docs.
How to Use a Different Paper Size in Google Docs
The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of the Google Chrome Web browser, but will work in other desktop browsers like Firefox or Edge as well.
Step 1: Sign into Google Drive and open your document.
Step 2: Click File at the top-left of the window.
Step 3: Choose the Page setup option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 4: Click the Paper size dropdown menu.
Step 5: Select the desired paper size.
Step 6: Click the OK button.
If you would like to make the current selection the default paper size for future documents, then be sure to click the Set as default button on this menu.
The available paper sizes in Google Docs are:
- 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″)
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Matt Jacobs has been working as an IT consultant for small businesses since receiving his Master’s degree in 2003. While he still does some consulting work, his primary focus now is on creating technology support content for SupportYourTech.com.
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