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How can I change the default paper size in Windows® applications?

The printer driver has an option to select the Paper Size. However, if the application you are printing from has a Paper Size setting the application setting will override the printer driver setting.
Therefore, if you change the Paper Size in the printer driver and the document does not print the correct size, the Paper Size setting in the application is overriding the printer driver setting; you will need to change the Paper Size setting of the application.
In many applications, the Paper Size setting is found by clicking File and Page Setup in the application. For assistance locating the Paper Size setting in the application you are printing from, please refer to the application documentation, help files, or contact the application vendor.

The Printer Settings page printed from the printer lists the internal printer settings. The internal printer settings are overwritten by the printer driver.

Follow the steps below to change the printer driver Paper Size.

Change the default Paper Size for all documents:
Click Start, point to Settings, and the click Printers.

Right-click the appropriate printer, and then click Properties.

Click the Paper tab, and then click the paper size you want to use in the Paper Size box.

Click OK, and then close the Printers folder.

Change the Paper Size for a specific document:
Open the document.

Click File and Print.

Click the Properties.

Next to Paper Size, select the desired Paper Size. Click OK.

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