Printing Invitations? How To Create A Custom Document Size

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In My Software, What Size Should I Set My Document Settings To?

In your page layout or word processing software, it is important that the document settings with your wording match the size of the invitation paper you are printing. If your document settings are different than the paper you’re printing to, your invitations or cards will not print correctly.

For example, if you are printing on a 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inch invitation card, your document settings must also be sized to 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches.

Here’s how to set up your software using Microsoft Word as an example:

Word A9 document page size

Step 1: Identify the Size of the Paper You Are Printing

If you are unsure of your paper size, use a ruler and measure the width and height.

Step 2: Confirm That Your Document Settings Are The Exact Size of the Invitation Paper

In Word, the document size is found in the Page Setup area and it’s easy to input custom dimensions to match your paper size.

PC Instructions

  • Click File > Page Setup
  • Click Paper tab
  • Under Paper Size, enter Width & Height dimensions in inches

Mac Instructions

  • Click File > Page Setup
  • Click dropdown to the right of Paper Size
  • If your paper size is shown, click it
  • If your paper size is not shown, click Manage Custom Sizes
  • In the Paper Size area, enter Width & Height dimensions in inches

If you have any questions about your software setup as it relates to the size of the item you’re printing, please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help you.

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