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Changing the Page Size

If you need to change the size of a page in a document, you can use the Page tool on the Tools panel along with the Control panel or the Edit Page Size button on the Pages panel. You can use a pre-defined page size based on the document intent, either print, web, or digital publishing, or create and name custom page sizes. When you manually change a page size using the Page tool, you can specify how you want InDesign to adjust objects on the resized page with the Liquid Page Rule. You can have different pages within a single document, which is useful keeping different sized designs, such as a business card and letterhead, in the same document.

Change the Page Size Using the Page Tool

  • yellow_1.jpg Select the Page tool on the Tools panel.

  • yellow_2.jpg Select the master page or layout page you want to resize in the layout, not in the Pages panel.

    Resize handles appear around the edge of the page.

  • yellow_3.jpg Specify any of the following settings in the Control panel:

    • X and Y Values. Specify X and Y values to set the position of the page in relation to other pages in the spread.
    • W and H Values, Preset, or Custom. Specify the Width and Height for the selected page or select a preset from the Preset Size list; click Custom to create or delete a custom size.
      • The available preset page sizes are based on the document intent.
    • Orientation. Click the Portrait or Landscape button.
    • Liquid Page Rule. Select an option to specify how to adjust objects when the page size changes.

      • Off. Disables the option.
      • Scale. All objects work as a group and scale proportional. For different aspect ratios, a black band may appear on top and bottom or left and right.
      • Re-center. Objects are centered no matter the width; not resized.
      • Object-based. Object edges are defined as fixed or fluid relative to the corresponding page edge. Select an object and click pins to toggle settings. A filled circle pins objects as fixed; an unfilled circle pins as fluid.
      • Guide-based. Similar to the concept of 3 & 9 slice scaling. Slice guides define a straight line across the page where elements can resize. You add slide guides by dragging from the ruler.
      • Controlled by Master. Let the master determine it.
    • Show Master Page Overlay. Select to show a shaded box over the selected page. You can move the master page overlay so items appear correctly.
    • Objects Move with Page. Select to move objects on the page when the page size changes.
  • yellow_4.jpg To manually change the page size with the liquid layout rules:

    • Preview Manual Changes. Drag a resize handle. When you release it, the page returns to the original size.
    • Manually Change Page Size. Press Alt (Win) or Option (Mac), and drag a resize handle to resize the page.

Change the Page Size

  • yellow_1.jpg Select the Pages panel.

    • Click the Window menu, and then click Pages.
  • yellow_2.jpg Select the pages you want to change in the Pages panel.
  • yellow_3.jpg Click the Edit Page Size button.
  • yellow_4.jpg Select from the following on the menu:

    • Preset Size. Changes the selected pages to the preset page size. The available preset page sizes are based on the document intent—Print, Web, or Digital Publishing.
    • Custom. Creates and names custom page sizes. In the Custom Page Size dialog box, do any of the following, and then click OK.
      • Add. Enter a name, width and height, and then click Add.
      • Remove. Select a name, and then click Delete.
      • Edit. Select a name, and then click Change.
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