0

The journal requires the page size in U.S. Letter (8 1/2" by 11"). But how to change to this size? I could not find the settings in the picture below.

Word 2016 settings for paper size

  • Off-topic (Not sarcasm): US needs to change its metrics. – Overmind Sep 12 '16 at 10:09
  • do you mean I need to post this somewhere else? – lanselibai Sep 12 '16 at 10:11
  • See my answer below. – Overmind Sep 12 '16 at 10:13
0

This procedure sets the size of your custom need:

  • Choose a page size
  • Select the Page Design tab
  • In the Page Setup group, select Size and click the icon that represents the page size that you want (Letter in your case).
  • If you don’t see the size you want click More Preset Page Sizes (or click Create New Page Size to create a custom page size).
| improve this answer | |
  • Thank you. As I checked, I think I am already using the required size. papersizes.org/us-paper-sizes.htm shows that 8 1/2" by 11" is just 216 x 279 mm. While in Word 2016, it is 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm. So I think they are meaning the same thing. – lanselibai Sep 12 '16 at 10:34
  • While the A4 is the official standard: 210 x 297 mm that equals 8.3 x 11.7 in, the US Letter paper measures at 8.5" by 11" (215.9x279.4mm) so yes, it's correct. – Overmind Sep 12 '16 at 10:51
  • US Letter size is only allowed to be measured in units of inches. It isn't allowed to be expressed in metric units. :-) – fixer1234 Sep 12 '16 at 21:47
  • I disagree because the US metric system is being assimilated into the world-wide I.S. one. Just look at the new road markings. – Overmind Sep 13 '16 at 8:44

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.