8 Replies Latest reply: Mar 28, 2011 3:54 AM by fruhulda
opie radu Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hello all, I'm new here, new to pages, new to iMac. I tried a search but couldnt come up with a quick answer for this.

Unknowingly, I grabbed an A4 template for pages, opened it, and painstakenly edited it with my copy and photos, etc. When I went to print it I quickly discovered it was an A4 template and not a US letter size (the paper in my printer).

I went to File - Page Setup and changed the Paper Size entry to US Letter but it still prints off the page. Is there an easy solution to this? I guess I am looking for a "fit to page" type of feature.

Thanks in Advance!!
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)
    opie radu wrote:
    Hello all, I'm new here, new to pages, new to iMac. I tried a search but couldnt come up with a quick answer for this.

    Unknowingly, I grabbed an A4 template for pages, opened it, and painstakenly edited it with my copy and photos, etc. When I went to print it I quickly discovered it was an A4 template and not a US letter size (the paper in my printer).

    I went to File - Page Setup and changed the Paper Size entry to US Letter but it still prints off the page. Is there an easy solution to this? I guess I am looking for a "fit to page" type of feature.


    There is no "fit to page" feature.

    Create a blank document using the US letter size then copy the contents of the A4 document in the new one.
    You will have to apply some editing but when it will be done, you will be able to save it as a new custom template.

    And of course, next time, open your eyes before working on a new template

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 27 mars 2011 14:27:25
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)
    The settings in the System Preferences is probably set to Metric instead of American. When you have it in Metric the computer assume you use Metric sized paper and so does Pages. If you always want to use American sized paper change the Measure in System Preferences > Language and Text > Format, third tab > Measure units
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,655 points)
    I don't think it is simply the metric setting.

    Canada and some parts of Mexico also use the American sizes due to the flood of material over the borders.

    Won't it be nice when Americans stop mucking things up for everyone else! Just think of the productivity boost for America itself. Not that it needs it.

    Peter
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)
    After H. H, it's now peter which post about one of its favorite point of interest.
    I'm not sure that repeeting one more time that the US citizen are using a non standard paper size will help the original poster.
    As far as users may work with THE standard paper sizes (A6, A5, A4, A3, A2, A1 & A0), if others wish to use coelacanthus ones, it doesn't bother me. I don't wish to resemble to Don Quichote fighting the wind mills.

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 27 mars 2011 21:55:49
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,655 points)
    Now I object to that!



    The coelacanth has survived and done pretty well for itself.

    Which is more than you can say for the antediluvian US measurement system.

    Peter
  • Level 8 Level 8 (41,790 points)
    It seems that the US citizens are happy with their old format which fit their needs.
    It's why I deliberately used coelacanthus wich is my preferred example of old fashioned item which survive to what we are acustomed to name "progress". I don't use the word "evolution" because I know that it would be opening a Pandora box

    Yvan KOENIG (VALLAURIS, France) dimanche 27 mars 2011 23:53:04
  • PeterBreis0807 Level 7 Level 7 (33,655 points)
    Speaking of which, I tracked down the Baptist Minister who brought down hellfire and brimstone on Apple's "atheistic" Darwin kernel.

    Unfortunately it turn out to be a spoof.

    Peter
  • fruhulda Level 6 Level 6 (15,120 points)
    If the computer is set to metric measurements the temoalte in Pages will be in metric measurment. If the computer is set to American measurements the Pages templets will be set to American measurements like US Letter.

    If the User want US lette instead of a4 without changing the measurements in the System Preferences he will have to actively change it in Page Setup. It works fine for blank templates. Might not be so good with precreated templates.

    Message was edited by: fruhulda