Google Docs Page Size

Google Docs Page Size

Are you wondering how to customize Google Docs page size? Here’s the article that explains Google Docs page size and its associated features.

Page size in Google Docs simply refers to the area of your word document. There are different page sizes you can use in Google Docs such as autosize, letter, letter wide, legal, legal wide, A3, A4, A4 wide, A5, B4, B4 wide, B5, and Euro fanfold, and more.

In this article, I’ll walk you through what is the default page size of Google Docs, Google Docs page size pixels, the default paper size of Google Docs, and some of the easy ways to set up a custom size in Google Docs.

Google docs page size pixels

The default page size of Google Docs is the letter format which has a width of 8.5 inches and a length of 11 inches

The pixel size of Google Docs page size differs according to its orientation. For an 8.5″x11″, printed in portrait, the pixel size of Google Docs page size is 720 pixels (7.5 inches). And for a sheet printed in landscape, the pixel size of the Google Docs page size is 960 pixels (10 inches).

Google Docs default page size

As we have seen already, off the different page sizes, the default page size or simply paper size) in Google Docs is the “Letter” format. Here, the page size of a document means its length and width. The letter format has a width of 8.5 inches and a length of 11 inches.

Available paper sizes in Google Docs

Available paper sizes in Google Docs

How to set up custom page size in Google Docs?

You can modify the default page size of Google Docs. Select one of the available options for page size formats such as A3, A4, legal, etc. Even though page sizes are limited to these formats, you can create your custom format by using simple steps.

Following are the 3 easy ways to set up custom page size in Google Docs.

  • Set custom Google Docs page size using “Page setup
  • Set custom Google Docs page size using Google Docs add-ons for example “Page Sizer”
  • set custom Google Docs page size using ‘Print’

How to set custom Google Docs page size using “Page setup”?

Even though this is not a perfect method for customizing the size of your Google Docs page, you can use this method to find a page size as per your requirement. This method gives you an option to choose an already existing page format. To set custom Google Docs page size using “Page setup”, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open Google Docs and sign into your account.

Step 2: Open the existing Google Docs document in which you want to set a custom page size or a new document.

  • To create a new document in Google Docs, either click on the + sign or choose an existing template from template gallery. 

Step 3: Now, click ‘File’ > ‘Page setup’.

How to set up custom page size in Google Docs

Step 4:A new window will be opened. Here you can find all the options to customize your page.

How to set custom Google Docs page size using “Page setup”

 Page set up Ensure the ‘Apply to’ tab is set to the ‘Whole document.’ 

Step 5: By default, the Google Docs paper size is the ‘Letter’ format. To view all other paper size options in Google Docs, click on this dropdown. Based on the size you need for your page.

How to set up custom page size in Google Docs?

Step 6: After selecting the required paper size, click on the ‘OK’ button to save the page size changes. 

How to set custom Google Docs page size using add-ons like “Page Sizer”

You can use third-party tools to customize Google Docs page size. Fortunately, Google Docs gives you an option to customize your page size using add-ons. Page Sizer is an add-on that allows you to provide any length and width of your Google Docs page. Below are the steps to set custom Google Docs page size using Page Sizer

Step 1: Open Google Docs, sign in to your account and open the document in which you want to customize the Google Docs page size. 

Step 2: Click on the ‘Add-ons’ menu –> Select the ‘Get add-ons’ option. 

How to set custom Google Docs page size

 Step 3: Search for ‘Page Sizer’ and then click on the search result Page Sizer add-on to install. Choose your Google account and then click allow.

How to set custom Google Docs page size using page sizer add on

Step 5: Once you’ve successfully installed the “page sizer”, navigate to the menu bar and click on the “Add-ons” menu –> choose the Page Sizer option –> Select Set Page Size. 

How to set custom page size in Google Docs

Step 6:On the Custom page size window, set the required width, height, etc, and then click on the ‘Apply’ button. 

Set custom page size in Google Docs

You can now see the page size of Google Docs has changed. 

How to set custom Google Docs page size using ‘Print’

You can choose from the available page size options in Google Docs using ‘Print’. To set custom Google Docs page size using ‘Print’, follow the below steps.

Step 1: Open the document in which you want to change its page size.

Step 2:  If you are using Windows, press Control + P to open the Print window, or in the case of Mac, press Command + P.

Click the ‘File’ menu > then the ‘Print’ option.

Step 3: On the print window, Expand the “More settings” option. 

Step 4: Choose the desired “Paper size” as per your requirement.

How to set custom Google Docs page size using ‘Print’

Step 5: Click on the Print button to print the document or save it as a PDF document by choosing the save as type as “PDF Document” –> Provide a file name –> click on the Save button.

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Voila! You’ve learned all about Google Docs page size in a matter of minutes. Customize the Google Docs page size and create a beautiful document on your own.