Having trouble formatting from A4 to 8.5x11

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Having trouble formatting from A4 to 8.5x11

Postby mykam » Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:35 pm

It keeps happening. I want to change the entire document to 8.5x11 as it should be, but every time I go in and change it when I come back a few minutes later it has defaulted back to A4. Usually it wouldn't matter but I'm writing a book and every time I print the margins end up being cut off, by a lot. Is there a way to change the entire document to letter size and keep it that way?
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Re: Having trouble formatting from A4 to 8.5x11

Postby Bill » Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:03 pm

You didn't explain how you made the change. There is no option to "change the entire document". You have to change the page format for every page style used in the document.
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Re: Having trouble formatting from A4 to 8.5x11

Postby keme » Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:34 am

Also, make sure that the "Use printer metrics for formatting" option is unticked.

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Re: Having trouble formatting from A4 to 8.5x11

Postby John_Ha » Wed Jun 27, 2018 10:24 am

As a new poster you will find much useful information in the Writer FAQ, the Writer Tutorials, the up to date Writer guide and the Writer Manual. May I suggest you bookmark the pages.

Press F1 to access the Help screen and search for your problem. See Chapter 4 - Formatting Pages.

The chapter headings in the manual are:

1 - Introducing Writer
2 - Setting up Writer
3 - Working with Text
4 - Formatting Pages
5 - Printing, Exporting, Faxing and E-Mailing
6 - Introduction to Styles
7 - Working with Styles
8 - Working with Graphics
9 - Working with Tables
10 - Working with Templates
11 - Using Mail Merge
12 - Tables of Contents, Indexes and Bibliographies
13 - Working with Master Documents
14 - Working with Fields
15 - Using Forms in Writer
16 - Customizing Writer – Keyboard shortcuts.

When a pop-up window opens, click the Help button for extensive help on that function - it is often more comprehensive than the manual.
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