Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Microsoft Word document says it is A4, but it isn't

Posted on 2014-03-19
10
Medium Priority
?
4,124 Views
Last Modified: 2014-03-20
I purchased an invoice template online which says it is A4

When I open it (in Word 2007) I can see that it is not A4 (by looking at the rulers, and also comparing to other documents I have previously used)

If I go to the menu Page Layout >> Size then it DOES say A4 is the current document size.

A designer friend of mine says he thinks it is actually showing as American Quarto..?

How do I make this thing actually A4

Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:dannyshaw145
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 4
10 Comments
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39939420
Go to Page Layout->Page Setup (the little triangle on the lower left of the Page group).
Then, on the window that opens (Page setup) click on the "Paper" tab.

There, on the "Paper size" field, you'll see the actual size for the paper, and can change it.

HTH,
Dan
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyshaw145
ID: 39939430
@Dan

Thanks, but it already says A4 size there under paper size (210 x 297 mm)
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39939440
Then it's A4.

What makes you think it's another size?
0
Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

 
LVL 33

Expert Comment

by:Paul Sauvé
ID: 39939828
US Letter size is also known as "American Quarto"...

Here is a site that gives different paper sizes: http://www.papersizes.org/a4-foolscap-letter.htm.
Letter at 279mm (11.0") is slightly smaller than A4 at 297mm (11.7"), both Legal at 356mm (14.0") and Foolscap at 330mm (13.0") are longer than A4 with Legal being the longest. Foolscap is the narrowest at 203mm (8.0"), followed by A4 at 210mm (8.3") and then Letter and Legal at 216mm (8.5").
Letter - 216 x 279 mm
A4 - 210 x 297 mm
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyshaw145
ID: 39941639
If I can trust the rulers at the top of the document, then it says the width is 195 mm (instead of 210 which A4 should be)

If I create a new document entirely, the rulers say it is 190 mm wide and under page layout it is Letter. If I switch then to A4 then the rulers say the width is 185mm

Can anyone else try/see this?
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39941738
You need to add the grey areas too. Those are the margins. In the case if your template, I suspect you have 10mm on the left and 5mm on the right.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyshaw145
ID: 39941742
It might be easier if I just uploaded the Word doc itself, see attached

What does it look like to you?

Thanks a lot
A4-or-not-A4.docx
0
 
LVL 35

Accepted Solution

by:
Dan Craciun earned 2000 total points
ID: 39941788
It's an A4 document, with 15 mm margins on both sides and 180mm on the inside.

If you look at the ruler, you'll see it's 15 mm on the left (from 0 to 1.5 cm), 180mm inside (from 0 to 18cm) and 15 mm on the right (from 18 to 19.5 cm).

If you add them, it's 21 cm.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dannyshaw145
ID: 39941815
Thanks alot
0
 
LVL 35

Expert Comment

by:Dan Craciun
ID: 39941850
Glad I could help!
0

Featured Post

Free Backup Tool for VMware and Hyper-V

Restore full virtual machine or individual guest files from 19 common file systems directly from the backup file. Schedule VM backups with PowerShell scripts. Set desired time, lean back and let the script to notify you via email upon completion.  

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Outlook for dependable use in a very small business   This article is about using the Outlook application (part of Microsoft Office) in a very small business, or for homeowners where dependability and reliability are critical requirements. This …
New style of hardware planning for Microsoft Exchange server.
Office 365 is currently available in five editions. Three of them are for business use: Office 365 Business Essentials, Office 365 Business, and Office 365 Business Premium. Two of them are for home/personal use: Office 365 Home and Office 365 Perso…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question