How To Print Planner Pages in Any Size

YAY! You just ordered some planner page printables (or are considering ordering), and you’re worried they won’t print correctly, or you’re a bit confused about how to print planner pages in any size you need. I’ve got you!

Most of my printables will print just fine on your standard US Letter (8.5″ x 11″) paper, right off the top. But if you need to resize to A4, A5, A6, or any other popular size – most of which don’t fit perfectly onto printer paper, I’ve got a step-by-step for you below that should help.

How to Print a Planner: Accessing Your Printables

The first step in this process is accessing your printables. If you purchased through Etsy or any other site besides this one, all you need to do is check your email for the download link (it comes right from Etsy, or is housed inside your account on that site). Download the file, and you’re already halfway there!

Download & Save

This is the easy part… download your files and save them to your computer in their own special place. I try to organize my computer just as much as I do everything else, after decades of doing it “wrong”. Use a folder system that makes sense for you. (I’ll be making a blog post about organizing computer files soon!)

Saving via Google Drive

Sometimes, you’ll get a PDF after your purchase that has a link to either a Google Drive version of the file or possibly Dropbox. This is basically to decrease the chance of any bandwidth issues either here or on whichever site you ordered from.

In this case, your printable may direct you to a Drive Document, PDF, or image. Either way, you should see a download icon in the upper-righthand corner.

Click on this icon to print off your product. You can now save the file to your computer. Be sure you put it somewhere that is easy for you to find later, and in a folder system that works for you.

How To Print Planner Pages: Understanding Page Sizes

My most common printable sizes are A6, A5, A4, and Letter. Understanding these sizes can help you print your new planner pages from home! Refer to the visual below for help!

Essentially, A5 is half A4, and A6 is half A5. Likewise, half-letter is half of the letter size. 

A4

11.7 x 8.3 inches
210 x 297 mm
2480 x 3508 pixels

A5

5.8 x 8.3 inches
148 x 210 mm
1748 x 2480 pixels

A6

4.1 x 5.8 inches
105 x 148 mm
1240 x 1748 pixels

Letter

8.5 x 11.0 inches
216 x 279 mm
2550 x 3300 pixels

Half-Letter

4.25 x 5.5.0 inches
108 x 139.5 mm
1225 x 1650 pixels

How to Print Planner Pages: A6 PDF on Letter Paper

A large majority of you are probably trying to figure out how to print your new PDF document from home on a regular printer paper. If this is you, then follow the tutorial.

1. Open the file

First, you need to open the file you’ve downloaded. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open your product, but don’t worry; you can get this program for free if you do not already have it. GET ADOBE ACROBAT READER FREE

Once you have downloaded Adobe, open your product in Adobe Reader.

2. File > Print

Next, click on “FIle” in the upper left corner and go down to “Print.” This should open up printing settings.

3. Print settings

Now that you are in the settings, you will want to ensure that you have them set up completely. First, be sure that you have the correct printer selected. Then, choose what pages you want to be printed or leave it be to print them all.

Next, under “Page Sizing & Handling,” choose the “Multiple” button. Ensure the “pages per sheet” is set to 4, so you can put 4 pages per sheet. You also want to be sure that you have chosen “Horizontal” for the page order and “Portrait” for the orientation.

4. Print

Once your settings are set correctly, all you need to do is print.

You might notice that there are larger margins than you thought. This is because letter sizes are different than A-series sizes. You can either trim the page to A6 or utilize the page in quarter-letter size. If you print any larger than the purchased size, your print quality will decrease.

How to Print Planner Pages: A5 or Half-Letter PDF on Letter Paper

A large majority of you are probably trying to figure out how to print your new PDF document from home on a regular printer paper. If this is you, then follow the tutorial.

1. Open the file

First, you need to open the file you’ve downloaded. You must have Adobe Acrobat Reader to open your product, but don’t worry; you can get this program for free if you do not already have it. GET ADOBE ACROBAT READER FREE

Once you have downloaded Adobe, open your product in Adobe Reader.

2. File > Print

Next, click on “FIle” in the upper left corner and go down to “Print.” This should open up printing settings.

3. Print settings

Now that you are in the settings, you will want to ensure that you have them set up completely. First, be sure that you have the correct printer selected. Then, choose what pages you want to be printed or leave it be to print them all.

Next, under “Page Sizing & Handling,” choose the “Multiple” button. Make sure the ratio is two by one (2:1), and that you have chosen “Landscape.”

4. Print

Once your settings are set correctly, all you need to do is print.

You might notice that there are larger margins than you thought. This is because the half-letter size is different from than A5 size. You can either trim the page to A5 or utilize the page in half-letter size. If you print any larger than A5, your print quality will decrease.

Do you still have more questions? Shoot me an email, and I will get back to you as soon as I can!