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How do I make my page fit A4?

asked 2015-01-19 12:54:40 +0200

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updated 2015-01-19 12:56:14 +0200

It's printing too wide so the left side of the page is cut off. I have three columns but if I make them narrower then all the text is out of alignment with the other columns. I am REALLY stressing if I have to retype is all or somehow shrink it and reallign every line with eachother. I have twenty pages of stuff to do that to!

I've heard something about PDF format? But I don't know how to do that kind of stuff.

How can I avoid this issue in future? Is there some setting I should apply to the page?

Please help, it would be VERY appreciated.

In my desperation I even tried lanscape but that didn't help things AT ALL. I may even have to write in the stuff in pen that has been cut off. lol

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Are you printing to A4 paper or letter? To create a pdf: File - Export as pdf, click Export. Is it possible to post a link to a two page section of your document?

razon_22 gravatar imagerazon_22 ( 2015-01-19 14:04:07 +0200 )edit

Thanks for your reply :)

No I don't really know what I am doing so I can't post a two page section of my document unfortunately. I am trying to print to A4 as far as I know. What difference will the pdf make?

Red_card_Divas_FC gravatar imageRed_card_Divas_FC ( 2015-01-19 14:36:41 +0200 )edit

Worse case scenario I think I found a way to make the first two columns take up the whol width of the page and then I could print the third column separately I guess and cellotape it on to the side of the page lol. I thought I;d cracked this office libre thing, never in my wildest nightmares did I envisage this coming back to bite me.

Red_card_Divas_FC gravatar imageRed_card_Divas_FC ( 2015-01-19 14:38:20 +0200 )edit

Go to Format - Page, click the Page tab, change the Format to A4 if it is not already. Printing from a PDF makes the page slightly smaller on paper than when printed with LibreOffice.

razon_22 gravatar imagerazon_22 ( 2015-01-19 14:40:57 +0200 )edit

Yes it's already on A4, but it's still slightly too big. Perhaps I moved the borders when I started the project (can't remember). There's no way to shrink everything evenly without words moving all over the place is there?

Red_card_Divas_FC gravatar imageRed_card_Divas_FC ( 2015-01-19 14:46:05 +0200 )edit

Hmm well I had a go at that PDF thing but it is still the same size. I guess I must have to do something to adjust it.

Red_card_Divas_FC gravatar imageRed_card_Divas_FC ( 2015-01-19 14:51:02 +0200 )edit

Sorry, that's all I can tell you except formatting the page as landscape and adjusting the columns, but you said you already tried that.

razon_22 gravatar imagerazon_22 ( 2015-01-19 14:53:45 +0200 )edit

format all borders the way it prints on th page. Then gradually change the font size of the whole document 1 point down at a time until everything fits again.

horst gravatar imagehorst ( 2015-01-19 23:39:40 +0200 )edit

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answered 2016-01-31 12:56:36 +0200

Using the Page Break Preview to Edit Print Ranges

In the Page Break Preview, print ranges as well as page break regions are outlined by a blue border and contain a centered page number in gray. Nonprinting areas have a gray background.

To define a new page break region, drag the border to a new location. When you define a new page break region, an automatic page break is replaced by a manual page break. To View and Edit Print Ranges

Choose View - Page Break Preview.
To change the default zoom factor of the Page Break Preview, double click the percentage value on the Status bar, and select a new zoom factor.
Edit the print range.
To change the size of a print range, drag a border of the range to a new location.
To delete a manual page break that is contained in a print range, drag the border of the page break outside of the print range.
To clear a print range, drag a border of the range onto the opposite border of the range.
To exit the Page Break Preview, choose View - Normal.
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