How to Set Print Scaling in Microsoft Word

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In Brief...

If the paper size you need for printing is not the default of Letter, simply choose the desired paper size from the scaling option drop-down.

This feature works the same in all modern versions of Microsoft Word: 2010, 2013, and 2016.


On the Print page in Backstage view, under Settings, select the fifth drop-down that by default says Letter. Then select a scaling option.
Select Scaling Option

Author: Dave Dunn

Dave Dunn joined Webucator as Chief Operating Officer in early 2009. He has served as a CFO and COO for numerous small and medium-sized companies, including Summit Software Company, Insight Research Group, Avalon Consulting, and HealthcareOne. He has expertise in business development, financial management, marketing and human resources and particularly enjoys working with rapidly growing companies.

Dave received his Bachelor of Arts from Hamilton College and his MBA from Syracuse University. He has served as Chairman of the Board of the Montessori School of Syracuse since 2001.