Print in A4 paper MS Word documents of a different page size

You may have a document in 6×9 in or even smaller page setup, to publish it, e.g. as a book a brochure or whatever, but you now need a copy from your home printer, using A4 paper size, and of course you wouldn’t like to re-format your document for a different size. I tried to print in A4 and Word reverted the size back to 6×9!

To fix this you need to let Word “scale” your document to paper size. You will find this option in File > Print > Settings. At the bottom, where it reads “1 page per sheet” click and select “Scale to paper size”, then just pick A4 or any size you will be using for the current print job.

Another easy way out is to save your document in PDF format and let Adobe Acrobat print it. Adobe will let you explicitly select a paper size different than the size of your document’s page setup and it will even let you preview the results.

Enjoy your document occupying the center of the larger A4 size, and go on with printing.