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A friend of mine wrote a very long essay in Microsoft Word 2007 only to discover that he has written it in letter-size pages instead of A4 ones. How is it possible to correct the paper size without the paragraphs and pictures getting out of whack?

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Have you tried to change the paper size? What version of Word are you using? Editing your question with any details of what you have tried can help you get a useful answer. – CharlieRB Feb 18 '13 at 18:09
He uses Microsoft Word 2007. He tried to change the paper size but didn't save the result because it looked horrible. It's his masters' thesis and it's more than 100 pages. – Mohammad Sanei Feb 18 '13 at 18:42
What is the problem when printing it on A4 paper? – Tim Pietzcker Feb 18 '13 at 18:43
It leaves unwanted margins at the top and bottom of paper. It's his thesis, otherwise it wouldn't be too big a problem. – Mohammad Sanei Feb 18 '13 at 18:54
How do you expect getting rid of the margins without changing the flow of the paragraphs? Either the margins remain, or there will be more text per page, and that will affect the layout. – Tim Pietzcker Feb 19 '13 at 6:38
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Letter is 8.5" x 11", and A4 is 8.27" x 11.69". If he had set a 1" margin all around, he had effectively 7.5" x 10" for his text.

Perhaps if he changes the page size to A4 and sets a custom 0.77" (0.38" + 0.39") x 1.69" (0.84" + 0.85") margin, the content won't move around/re-flow as much.

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we can solve it in printing only by go to file print then from each page for one paper choose Appropriate paper size to a4 then print

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While this method works it would take a ridiculously long time to do. The method in the accepted answer is much faster. – Burgi Apr 26 at 11:07

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