You don't necessarily need the default settings. Here is what you need to check in word: File
--> Page Setup
. Now click on the Margins
tab. What do you have for margins? You should have at least a half-inch on all sides in order to print. Many academic papers require 1 inch margins on all sides. (I don't know the metric equivalents). Once you have set the margins, click on the paper
tab. You've got some choices here depending on your printer's capability. Under Paper size
there is a box with a drop down arrow. Many Asian texts are written on A3
paper. Default for U.S. papers is Letter
, which is 8 1/2" width by 11" height. The U.S. also uses legal
paper, though this is decreasing. This paper is 8 1/2" width by 14" height.
You also want to make sure that when you print, you look at the paper options there as well to make sure you have the correct one. You certainly don't want to print a legal-size page on letter size paper and vice versa. On this computer, this is done as follows: File
. When the print window pops up, click on the Properties
button. Now click on the Paper/Quality
tab. Here is where you can select printer default settings, choose paper size, paper type etc.