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Lesson 14. Margins, Pages, and Sections > Controlling Paper Size and Orientatio...

Controlling Paper Size and Orientation

Word's default is to format documents to fit on standard 8-1/2 × 11 inch letter size paper, and to print in portrait orientation, which means the lines of text run parallel to the short edge of the paper. You can specify a different paper size, selecting from several standard paper and envelope sizes or defining a custom paper size. You can also print in landscape orientation, so the lines of text are parallel to the long edge of the paper.

To specify paper size and orientation:


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