Understanding the Custom Page Size dialog box in Publisher

If you'd like to create a custom page size for your publication, you can use the options in the Custom Page Size dialog box.

Note   If you're creating a page size for a publication type that Publisher doesn't contain, like a 2"x4" ticket, start with a publication type that is a similar size, like a business card, and then create a custom page size from there.

To create a custom page size:

  1. On the Page Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click Size.

  2. Select Create New Page Size.

  3. Once you’ve created a custom page size it will appear under Custom in the Size menu.

    Create a custom page size dialog.

Name

Name Type a name for the custom page size that you are creating.

Page

  • Width  Enter the width of the page.

  • Height  Enter the height of the page.

Layout type

Click the page layout type that you want to print. Layout type determines which page layout options are available to you.

  • One page per sheet   Click to print one page of your publication per sheet of paper. This is a good option for advertisements, award certificates, banners, brochures, business forms, calendars, flyers, letterhead, menus, programs, paper folding projects, quick publications, résumés, and signs.

  • Booklet  This will set your publication to a booklet design. The margin guide labels will change so that Left becomes Outside, and Right becomes Inside to reflect their positions in the booklet. Booklets are typically printed of sheets of paper that are then folded to create the booklet.

  • E-mail   This is best for publications that you plan to sent in email.

  • Envelope   Use this option for envelopes.

  • Folded card   Use this if you're making greeting cards or invitations.

  • Multiple pages per sheet   This option prints multiple copies of your publication per sheet of paper. Use it for business cards, gift certificates, labels, and postcards.

  • Web page   Use this to print a single webpage.

Margin guides

Margin guides set the amount of space between the edges of your publication and the edge of the page.

Note   There's a limit to the printable area of a sheet of paper. Many printers do not print to the edge of the paper, regardless of how you wide you set your margins. When you set your margins and create your page, make sure the content remains within the printable area for your specific printer.

  • Top  Enter the amount of space that you want between the top edge of the page and the publication.

  • Left  Enter the amount of space that you want between the left edge of the page and the publication.

    Note   If you select Booklet as the layout type, the name changes to Outside.

  • Bottom  Enter the amount of space you want between the bottom edge of the page and the publication.

  • Right  Enter the amount of space you want between the right edge of the page and the publication.

    Note   If you select Booklet as the layout type, the name changes to Inside.

Options

If you select Folded card as the layout type, sheet fold options are displayed. Select an option in the list to specify how you will fold your publication.

  • Quarter-page side fold  Each page of your publication will be printed on the same sheet of paper. The finished card will have a fold along one side.

  • Quarter-page top fold  Each page of your publication will be printed on the same sheet of paper. The finished card will have a fold along the top.

  • Half-page side fold  Two pages of your publication will be printed vertically on the same side of a sheet of paper.

  • Half-page top fold Two pages of your publication will be printed horizontally on the same side of a sheet of paper.

If you select Multiple pages per sheet as the layout type, target sheet options are displayed.

  • Target sheet size  Click one of the following options: Letter or A4. If you are printing on a different size of paper, click Custom, and then enter the following dimensions:

    • Sheet width  Enter the width of the sheet of paper.

    • Sheet height  Enter the height of the sheet of paper.

  • Side margin  Enter the space between the group of multiple copies and the left and right edges of the sheet.

  • Top margin  Enter the space between the group of multiple copies and the top edge of the sheet.

  • Horizontal gap  Enter the space between the columns of multiple copies. For example, if you have two columns of business cards, changing this option will change the space between the columns.

  • Vertical gap  Enter the space between each row of multiple copies. For example, if you have four rows of business cards, the horizontal space between the rows of business cards will change.

Preview

The Preview window shows the layout type and any margins that you select. The sheet's dimensions are displayed as the black line inside the white rectangle. The margin guides are displayed as the dotted blue lines inside the sheet dimension lines.

Applies To: Publisher 2013, Publisher 2007, Publisher 2010



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