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

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).
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  • 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

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