Page Setup in Visio lets you change the size of a drawing. 

In Visio, the drawing page size and printer paper size are set separately. In many diagram templates, the drawing page size expands automatically if you extend the diagram past the current edge of the page. However, you can specify a particular page size if you prefer. If you want to control these settings manually, you can set a drawing page size that is the same as, larger than, smaller than, or has a different orientation from the printer paper.

Change the drawing page size

  1. Click the page tab of the foreground or background page you want to resize.

  2. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

    Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

    Alternatively, you can right-click the page tab and then click Page Setup in the shortcut menu.

  3. Click the Page Size tab, and under Page size, set the drawing page size you want.

    The drawing page size is set for the page that is currently displayed. If the page has any background pages assigned, you must set the background page size separately.

    Tip: Check the thumbnail preview to see how your drawing fits on the printer paper. If your drawing page size is larger than your printer paper size, your drawing is printed, or tiled, across multiple pages. To make a drawing fit on smaller printer paper, click the Print Setup tab and under Fit to, type 1 into both boxes.

Automatically resize the drawing page to fit the shapes on the page

  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click the Size button.

  2. Click Fit to drawing.

    The drawing page size changes to fit the drawing.

Change the printer paper size

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

    Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

  2. On the Print Setup tab, under Printer paper, click the paper size you want.

    The printer paper size is set for the current page.

By default, when you're using Visio for the web, Auto Size is turned on and the drawing canvas expands automatically to accommodate whatever you put on the page. However you can turn off this automatic canvas resizing by using the Auto Size toggle on the Design tab of the Ribbon. Doing so allows you to use the fishbowl area around the canvas as a local workspace.

If you want to specify a particular page size, use the Size options on the Design tab of the Ribbon to make your selection, as described below. 

Change the page size

  1. Select Design > Size

  2. Select one of the predefined options from the menu.

    Alternately, select Custom Page Size at the bottom if you want a size that's not offered on the menu. 

    Specify the custom Width and Height you want, then select OK. Currently, you can specify dimensions in centimeters or inches. (Some common page dimensions are listed below.)

    The Page Size dialog box. Specify the width and height in inches or centimeters.

Automatically resize the canvas to fit the shapes on the page

  1. On the Design tab, click the Size button.

  2. Select Fit to drawing at the bottom of the menu.

    The drawing page size changes according to the boundaries of the outermost content, plus the margins. 

Change the page orientation

If you want to switch from vertical to horizontal orientation, or vice versa, use the options on the Design tab of the ribbon:

  1. On the Design tab, select Orientation.

  2. Select either Portrait or Landscape.

Paper-size dimensions

Here are some common page sizes:

Page size

Dimensions in inches

Dimensions in centimeters

Letter

8.5 in. × 11 in.

21.6 cm × 27.9 cm

Folio

8.5 in. × 13 in.

21.6 cm × 33 cm

Tabloid

11 in. × 17 in.

27.9 cm × 43.2 cm

Legal

8.5 in. × 14 in.

21.6 cm × 35.6 cm

Statement

5.5 in. × 8.5 in.

14 cm × 21.6 cm

Executive

7.25 in. ×  10.5 in.

18.4 cm × 26.7 cm

A0

33.1 in. × 46.8 in.

84.1 cm × 118.9 cm

A1

33.1. × 23.4 in.

59.4 cm × 84.1 cm

A2

16.5 in.  × 23.4 in.

42 cm × 59.4 cm

A3

11.7 in. × 16.5 in.

29.7 cm × 42 cm

A4

8.3 in. × 11.7 in.

21 cm × 29.7 cm

A5

5.8 in. × 8.3 in.

14.8 cm × 21 cm

B4

9.8 in. × 13.9 in.

25.7 cm × 36.4 cm

B5

6.9 in. × 9.8 in.

18.2 cm × 25.7 cm

In Visio, the drawing page size and printer paper size are set separately. In many diagram templates, the drawing page size expands automatically if you extend the diagram past the current edge of the page. However, you can specify a particular page size if you prefer. If you want to control these settings manually, you can set a drawing page size that is the same as, larger than, smaller than, or has a different orientation from the printer paper.

Change the drawing page size

  1. Click the page tab of the foreground or background page you want to resize.

  2. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

    Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

    Alternatively, you can right-click the page tab and then click Page Setup in the shortcut menu.

  3. Click the Page Size tab, and under Page size, set the drawing page size you want.

    The drawing page size is set for the page that is currently displayed. If the page has any background pages assigned, you must set the background page size separately.

    Tip: Check the thumbnail preview to see how your drawing fits on the printer paper. If your drawing page size is larger than your printer paper size, your drawing is printed, or tiled, across multiple pages. To make a drawing fit on smaller printer paper, click the Print Setup tab and under Fit to, type 1 into both boxes.

Quickly resize the drawing page by dragging the page edges

  1. On the Home tab, in the Tools group, click the Pointer tool Button image.

  2. Position the pointer at the edge of the page, and then press the CTRL key.

    The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow Horizontal double-headed arrow cursor image.

  3. Drag the page edge to where you want it.

Automatically resize the drawing page to fit the shapes on the page

  1. On the Design tab, in the Page Setup group, click the Size button.

  2. Click Fit to drawing.

    The drawing page size changes to fit the drawing.

Change the printer paper size

  1. On the Design tab, click the Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher.

    Page Setup Dialog Box Launcher

  2. On the Print Setup tab, under Printer paper, click the paper size you want.

    The printer paper size is set for the current page.

In Visio, the drawing page size and printer paper size are set separately. In many diagram templates, the drawing page size expands automatically if you extend the diagram past the current edge of the page. However, you can specify a particular page size if you prefer. If you want to control these settings manually, you can set a drawing page size that is the same as, larger than, smaller than, or has a different orientation from the printer paper.

Match the drawing page size to the printer paper size

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  2. Click the Page Size tab, and under Page size, select the Same as printer paper size option.

Change the drawing page size

  1. Click the page tab of the foreground or background page you want to resize.

  2. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  3. Click the Page Size tab, and under Page size, click the drawing page size you want.

    The drawing page size is set for the page that is currently displayed. If the page has any background pages assigned, you must set the background page size separately.

    Tip: Check the thumbnail preview to see how your drawing fits on the printer paper. If your drawing page size is larger than your printer paper size, your drawing is printed, or tiled, across multiple pages. To make a drawing fit on smaller printer paper, click the Print Setup tab and under Fit to, type 1 into both boxes.

Quickly resize the drawing page by dragging the page edges

  1. Click the Pointer tool Button image.

  2. Position the pointer at the edge of the page, and then press the CTRL key.

    The pointer changes to a double-headed arrow Horizontal double-headed arrow cursor image.

  3. Drag the page edge to where you want it.

    Note: If you drag the corner of a page, the page rotates and does not change size.

Automatically resize the drawing page to fit the shapes on the page

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  2. Click the Page Size tab, and then click Size to fit drawing contents.

    The drawing page size changes to fit the drawing without any surrounding white space. On the screen, it may appear as though you zoomed in on the drawing.

Change the printer paper size

  1. On the File menu, click Page Setup.

  2. On the Print Setup tab, under Paper size, click the paper size you want.

    The printer paper size is set for the current page.

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