How to Set Up an 11X17 Document in Word

By C. Taylor

Microsoft Word allows you to setup a variety of pre-configured page sizes, which can be selected with a few clicks of your mouse. Selecting various format lets your document conform to whatever size paper on which you are printing. By default, Word uses the 8.5- inch-by-11- inch "letter" size, but you can easily select the 11-inch-by-17-inch "ledger" size.

Step 1

Open Microsoft Word.

Step 2

Click the "Page Layout" tab.

Step 3

Click "Size" in the "Page Setup" group, and select "Ledger 11" x 17." The Word document automatically changes to reflect the new size.

Step 4

Click the "View" tab, and click "Page Width" in the "Zoom" group to display the entire width of the page. Alternatively, click "One Page" to see the entire page.