How to Scale a Document to Legal Paper Size (8.5×14) in Word

Any existing word document can be easily scaled to the legal paper size or any other size.

The standard size for writing legal documents is 8.5″ x 14″. Legal paper comes in both letter and legal sizes, although the former is more common than the latter.

The legal paper has a margin on all sides, which makes it ideal for printing multiple pages on one sheet of paper. To scale a document to legal paper size, follow this post in its entirety.

In this article, you are going to learn how to scale a document to Legal Paper Size (8.5×14) in Microsoft Word.

Scale a document to legal paper size
Scale a document to legal paper size

Legal documents are a piece of recorded evidence based on the defined laws of the constitution with the trust and mutual acceptance of two or more parties.

These are based on the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the government. The legal documents include Will, Contract, Deed, Partnership Agreements, Trust, etc.

Video Tutorial

Scale the Document to the Legal Paper Size (8.5x14)
Scale a Document to Legal Paper Size (8.5×14)
  • Firstly, open and navigate to the Layout tab (Office 360, and MS Office 2019)
  • On the layout tab, in the Page Setup group, click “Size” to expand its drop-down menu
  • On the drop-down menu select legal (size 8.5 x 14 in centimetres 21.59 cm x 35.56 cm).
  • Now your document is automatically converted into a legal document.

Change the default document size to another

  • After navigating to the Layout tab, click “More Paper Size” to open a “Page Setup” dialogue box.
Change to any Paper Size
Change to any Paper Size
  • On the Page Setup” dialogue box, select the paper size and change the width and height of a document.
  • If you want to apply the size to the whole document, select “Whole document” In the dialogue box, under preview, next to “Apply to.
  • If you want to print the scaled size of a document, select “This print Forward” In the dialogue box, under preview, next to “Apply to.
  • Lastly, click OK.
Paper Size Setup
Paper Size Setup – Change the paper size of the current document to the legal 8.5 x 14
  • You can set the paper to the legal size before launching the print dialogue box as explained above or you can set the paper size after launching the print dialogue box. To do so, follow the steps below:
  • Press Ctrl + P or go to the File menu and click Print.
  • Set the number of copies you want to print
  • Scroll down the print options and select Legal if you haven’t chosen this option before
  • Lastly, click “Print”.

What is a Legal Document?

Legal documents are a piece of recorded evidence based on the defined laws of the constitution with the trust and mutual acceptance of two or more parties. These are based on the rules, regulations, and guidelines of the government. The legal documents include Will, Contract, Deed, Partnership Agreements, Trust, etc.

What is the size of a Legal Paper?

The size of a legal paper is 21.59 cm x 35.56 cm.

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