There are multiple different sizes of paper that you might use to print a spreadsheet. The selected paper size may depend on the size of the sheet you are printed, but there may be some geographic preferences that play into that selection as well.
In some parts of the world it is common to print on Letter-sized paper but, in other parts, A4 paper size is more prevalent. Therefore, if you often work with people in other countries, it’s possible that Excel files you receive from them might be on a different paper size. The steps below will show you how to switch to the A4 page size if that is what you require.
How to Print A4 Paper in Microsoft Excel 2013
This guide is going to show you how to adjust the page size in Excel. We will assume that you have a spreadsheet that you need to print on A4 paper, and that you have A4 paper in your printer. If not, then you will want to switch the page size to correspond to the type of paper you are trying to print on. For example, if you are in the United States and printing a spreadsheet that was sent you from someone in a different country, the file might be defaulting to the A4 page size. If your printer only has letter paper, then it might give you an error if you don’t switch to the proper page size.
Step 1: Open the spreadsheet in Excel 2013.
Step 2: Click the Page Layout tab at the top of the window.
Step 3: Click the Size button, then select the A4 page size from the list.
You can then click the File tab at the top-left of the window, then click the Print button in the left column. You should see that the page size is set to A4.
Note that Excel will not automatically adjust the content in the spreadsheet to adapt to this new paper size, so you might need to adjust the Margins and Scaling options as well if some of your data is running off of the printed page.
Even after switching to the correct paper size, are you still running into problems print your spreadsheets? Our printing guide can offer some suggestions of settings and features in Excel that can reduce a lot of the frustration that comes from printing in that application.