2 Replies Latest reply: Oct 12, 2007 9:21 PM by Kurt Weber
Carl Creasman1 Level 1 (15 points)
Hello--I'm working on a project that will need to be printed on a custom paper size (6x9). I am having a very hard time trying to make this happen. I know (from Help) that I can supposedly set up a custom paper/page size. I've done exactly what it says, going through page set-up. But then, once I've got it saved, when I go back to page set-up, the option for my newly saved custom paper size is greyed out. I can still choose Letter, Legal, A4 or B5, but not my custom paper.

Any ideas?

Any other thoughts on how to do this? I must be able to output to a pdf that will be sent to a printer. If I merely change the margins, I'll still be outputting a 8.5x11 page size, though the text will be set to 6x9. I need 6x9 paper.

This is very frustrating and I've also tried to do this in Word to no avail. I had hoped that Pages, more of a quasi desktop publishing app could help me, but I'm really stuck.
  • Barbara Brundage Level 7 (22,065 points)
    In Page Setup, be sure your printer is selected, and not "Any Printer."
  • Kurt Weber Level 6 (13,960 points)
    Set your paper size as a custom size:

    1. Open the Pages doc
    2. Press shift+ ⌘ +p to open the page setup
    3. In the 'settings' pull down menu choose 'custom paper size'
    4. Click on the new button and create your custom size and save by pressing o.k
    5. Now your custom size will appear in every page set up dialogue.

    For my two printers this is all I have to do. The printers adopt the page set up selected in Pages.