Force Microsoft Word Document to Fit Single Page

Force Microsoft Word Document to Fit Single Page

By Allen Wyatt for Word.Tips.Net

Dennis has run into the common problem of documents printing differently on different systems in his office. He has one document that prints as a single page on one system, but prints as two pages on a different system. He noted that in Excel he can force a page to “fit” a single page, and it seems to work across different systems. This caused him to wonder if there is something similar that can be done in Word.

As has been recounted in other issues of WordTips, the differences in appearance and printing of a document from one system to another is due to a variety of factors. Differences in versions of Word, installed fonts, printer drivers, and even video cards can cause differences in how a document appears and prints. The only sure-fire way around this problem is to convert the document to a PDF format using a program such as Adobe Acrobat.

There are a couple of things you can try, however, with the document itself.

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