How to Resize a Microsoft Word Document in 2 Ways

Resizing a Microsoft Word document is not difficult at all. You don’t have to wait for your document to be completed. You can easily resize even while working on the same document.

Fortunately, there are several tricks that can help you resize a Word document without sacrificing its formatting or readability.

In this article, we list some of the most effective ways to resize a Microsoft Word document size without losing any of the formatting. You can learn this in any way you like.

Resize a Microsoft Word Document

Open a Word document you want to resize size → Click “Layout” → “Size” → “More Paper Sizes

Choosing more paper sizes on the Layout tab in the Page Setup group
Choosing more paper sizes on the Layout tab in the Page Setup group

Under “Paper size“, make sure to “Custom size” → Set the width and Height in cm that you want to resize a Word document→ Lastly, click “Ok“.

Resize a Microsoft Word document
Resize a Microsoft Word document

Change the Size of a Selected Word Document

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Resize the selected page size

To change the selected page size you want in a Word document, do the following:

1. Make sure your document has more pages

2. For example if you want to resize the 2nd page click where the text starts on that page.

2. Then go to the Layout tab → Click Breaks → Select “Next Page” under “Section Breaks

3. Now click click where the text starts on 3rd page

4. Again go to the Layout tab → Click Breaks → Select “Next Page” under “Section Breaks” to stop continuing the previous section here.

Start and stop section breaks
Start and stop section breaks

5. Now click 2nd page to be back here and click the “Layout” tab → “Size” → “More Paper Sizes

6. Select “Custom size” under paper size → Set the width and Height in cm that you want to resize a Microsoft Word document→ Lastly, click “Ok” to resize the selected paper size.

Resizing the selected papper size
Resizing the selected paper size

7. Notice the resized second page of the document in the screenshot below. In this way, you can resize word documents to a4, a3, or any other custom sizes you want.

Resize the selected paper size

To resize the selected pages you want in a Word document, do the following:

1. Make sure your document has more pages to select and resize the perticular page/paper size.

2. Click where the text starts on any page. For example click where the text starts on the 2nd page.

3. Then go to the Layout tab → Click Breaks → Select “Next Page” under “Section Breaks” to start a new section on the 2nd page to start resizing paper from here after making changes.

4. Now click click where the text starts on 3rd page

5. Then go to the Layout tab → Click Breaks → Select “Next Page” under “Section Breaks” to stop continuing the previous section here to avoid resizing the pages from here after making changes.

6. Now click 2nd page to be back here and click the “Layout” tab → “Size” → “More Paper Sizes

7. Select “Custom size” under paper size → Set width and Height in cm that you want to resize a Word document→ Lastly, click “Ok” to resize the selected paper.

How many ways can we resize a word document?

There are several ways that can help us resize a Word document without sacrificing its formatting or readability.

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