MS WORD: Default Paper Size (from A4 to US Letter)

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  1. allanpaolov

    allanpaolov Member

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    Hello fellow PhilMuggers!

    I'm just a recent switcher so please bear with me. :)

    So far, I'm enjoying my mac. The only problem is with my MS WORD. It says there that the default paper size is A4. I tried to change it to US Letter, but when I close and reopen the program, it keeps getting back to the default paper size which is A4.

    Is there some way that when I open the MS WORD program, the default paper size is already US Letter and not A4? Changing the page setup from A4 to US Letter is quite a hassle.

    I tried to use the search function, but nothing came out so I decided to ask here.

    Thanks for all the replies! Highly appreciated. :)
     
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    Go to Format>Document. Click the Page Setup button, then choose US letter from Paper Size drop down field. Click OK.

    Back at the Document menu, click the Default button. A dialogue box appears; click Yes.

    All your documents will now have US Letter as the default paper size.
     
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    thanks quasar, ive been tinkering with page setup for each document everytime i create a new one. Following your instructions modifies the normal template already so no more hassles :)
     
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    Thanks! Now I know why the default button is there =) Haha!
     
  5. allanpaolov

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    Yay! Thanks quasar!!!!! Thank you PhilMUG!! :)

    EDIT: Pahabol question :D
    Quasar, do you know how to manipulate the same thing in Pages of iWork? I can't find the Format>Document thing. :(

    Thanks :D
     
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    After tinkering with Pages and checking with Apple support discussion board, it appears the only way to make US letter the default paper is through Systems Preference>International>Formats, then changing the Region to US.

    I think creating a template is a solution, but I'm new to Pages and I haven't learned to create a template yet. Give me a couple of days.
     
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    allanpaolov, here's how to create a template in Pages '08 with US Letter as the default page size:

    Open a new document, then go to File>Page Setup and change the paper size to US Letter. Then go to File>Save as Template.

    A dialogue box appears. In the Save As field, type in the name of the template (I used 'Standard letter"). Check "Include preview in document," then click Save.

    To use the new template, go to File>New from Template Chooser. Click My Templates, and you'll find the template you just created. Click on the template, then click Choose.
     

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