Pages for Mac: Set paper size and orientation in a Pages document

Set paper size and orientation in a Pages document

Most Pages templates are created for documents with standard paper sizes, but you can change a document’s paper size at any time. You can also change its orientation (portrait or landscape). Afterward, you may need to make adjustments so that the document looks the way you want.

Controls for setting paper size and orientation.

Set page orientation

  1. In the Document  sidebar, click the Document tab at the top.

  2. Select a page orientation (portrait or landscape).

    You can use only one page orientation for your document. Pages doesn’t support a mix of pages in portrait and landscape in the same document.

Set a default printer and standard paper size

  1. In the Document  sidebar, click the Document tab at the top.

  2. Click the printer pop-up menu, then choose a default printer for the document (you can change the default printer at any time).

    Printing options are printer-specific. For example, if the printer you set doesn’t do two-sided printing, you won’t see that option in the print settings when you’re ready to print.

    If you don’t see any available printers in the list, you can set one up in System Preferences.

  3. Click the paper size pop-up menu, then choose a paper size.

Set a custom paper size

  1. Choose File > Page Setup (from the File menu at the top of the screen).

  2. Click the Paper Size pop-up menu, then choose Manage Custom Sizes.

  3. Click the Add button to add your custom size.

  4. Click Untitled in the list above (it’s added when you click the Add button), then type a name for your custom size.

  5. Type the width and height of the paper in the Width and Height fields.

  6. Make print margin settings, then click OK.

    If you need more information about custom print options, click the question mark button at the bottom of the print settings.

  7. Click OK to close the Page Setup window.

In the Document sidebar of Pages, the custom page size appears at the bottom of the paper size menu.

Published Date: Apr 3, 2019
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