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I have a MS Word document with a header and footer. When i go to print a change the size from A4 to LETTER, the amount of pages change. Is this normal?
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by:christoforatos1968
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From A4 to LETTER, the amount of pages increase in the document. Can the amount of pages in the document be the same for A4 or LETTER?
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by:Dan Craciun
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Can be. Letter is wider and shorter than A4, so text will reflow.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Dan Craciun
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Make sure "Scale content" is checked in File->Options->Advanced

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by:Lee Ingalls
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Letter (North American format) is smaller than A4 (the rest of the world format).
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by:Jackie Man
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If the content of every page does not fill up the whole page area and you want to have the same number of pages for the whole document regardless its page format, you can insert page break on every page end instead of just letting the document to rearrange the document page layout.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/38007/how-to-use-breaks-in-microsoft-word-to-better-format-your-documents/
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Jackie Man: Nooo... please! This might be okay for a quick & dirty 3-page memo, but it is most definitively NOT a method for any real document. There are far too many problems -- not the least of which is that a page break (of any sort described) also breaks a paragraph.

Dan Craciun's comment shows the method provided within Word, but be aware that it does not work for all print situations. Printing to a PDF may not work as expected for example, and your printer properties may override the setting from within Word.

Ideally, manage the scaling within the Printer Properties dialog if your printer offers the option (and many do).Printer properties showing A4 paper Printer properties scale to fit A4 to US LetterThe above show the relevant settings for my HP Laserjet 2420; other printers may have slightly different ways to provide the same capability.
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