Concerning Page Size

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by xvigauge, Dec 24, 2016.

  1. xvigauge macrumors member


    Nov 26, 2016
    Mulberry, Florida
    So let's say I am writing my novel on my MacBook Pro with MS Word and the page size is set at the normal 8.5 x 11. When I send the manuscript to the publisher, they want it to be put into a pdf format with the page size the same size as what the book will be. The final book will be 5.5 x 8.5. After I am finished with the writing, will I think I will be able to then set the page size, but is that done before the document is put into a pdf, or after it is put into a pdf?
  2. chscag macrumors 68030


    Feb 17, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    I'm not sure you can easily change the page size once you send your novel to PDF. I believe you would need additional software to do that such as Adobe Acrobat Pro. Someone else may know. However, if you write your novel using a page size of 8.5 x 11 and then change it to 5.5 x 8.5 before sending it to PDF, that will likely throw the entire format off as Word adjusts the size.
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

    Mar 19, 2008
    Warrington, UK
    Change the size of your Word doc before you change it to PDF. You can't change the size of the PDF. Certainly not in Preview anyway.

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