A complete Guide To Print A3 On A4

A4 is the most commonly used printer paper with dimensions of 8.3 inches by 11.7 inches. It is the go-to paper for printing most office documents, school notes, research information, etc. Hence, when suddenly in need of printing a document on A3 (11.7 inches by 16.5 inches), everyone is left puzzled and frustrated. 

How to print A3 on A4? Is there a way to do that?

For the second question, the answer is a yes; we can scale down documents to smaller sizes than their original. As for the first question, please read our article till the end to find out. 

How To Print A3 On A4

How to print A3 on A4

Step 1

Open the file you want to click and go to the Print option. 

Step 2

Once the print dialogue box is open, select your printer’s name and click on the Properties button next to it. 

Step 3

From the Properties dialogue box, go to the Paper/Quality tab, where you will see paper sizes, paper source, paper type, and other options. 

Step 4

Select the Custom button present below it and wait for the Custom Paper Size dialogue box to appear for paper sizes. You can now type in whatever name you wish to enter and then select the width and length; this can be done in inches and millimeters. Click Add when done.

Step 5

After entering the paper size, go to the Printing Shortcuts tabs and select Factory Defaults from the list. For paper size, select A4 from the drop-down menu and then select the OK button. 

Step 6

You will be taken back to the Pages to the Print option, where for the Page Sizing & Handling, select the multiple options. Change the Pages per sheet to 2 and set the orientation, order, and other settings accordingly. 

Step 7

Once you have set all the options as told, check the Print Preview once more to identify how your print will look like and if you are content, press down on the Print button. 

If you are looking to print a PDF file from Adobe Reader, here is another method you can follow:

Step 1

With your document completely modified, click on the Print icon present on the Menu bar. 

Step 2 

The Print dialogue box is likely to appear on your screen by now. You will notice that there are many options and sections present. For example, select the Size option from the Page Sizing & Handling section and press on the circle present before the Shrink oversized pages option. 

Step 3

Once you have set the orientation and made any other necessary changes, select the Print button, and voila! You now have your print!

We hope your work could have concluded with our article reaching an end, too, since you now know how to print A3 on A4. As you could have understood from reading this article, the process is very easy; you need to follow the simple steps. Have a fun time printing!