How to Change Paper Size in Google Docs

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.

click the File tab

Step 3: Choose the Page setup option at the bottom of the screen.

click Page setup

Step 4: Click the Paper size dropdown menu.

click the Paper size dropdown menu

Step 5: Select the desired paper size.

how to change paper size in Google Docs

Step 6: Click the OK button.

click OK

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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