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Act! — Printing Custom Page Sizes

Whether you are print­ing a report, labels, envelopes, post cards or some other cus­tom paper size, get­ting the results to come out like you expected in Act! can be dif­fi­cult.  First, you need to know that Act! 10.0 on does not appear to han­dle cus­tom paper sizes at all.  How­ever, there is a workaround.

First, accept that your report should be for­mat­ted for an 8 1/2 x 11 inch piece of paper.  Then, use the mar­gin set­tings to cre­ate the cus­tom siz­ing.  Based on the upper left hand cor­ner of the page, set your mar­gins to hold the size you need.  For exam­ple, if you need a 3.5 x 5.5 inch enve­lope, set the left and top mar­gins to zero (0).  Then set the right mar­gin to 3 inches (allow­ing 5.5 inches across for print­ing) and set the bot­tom mar­gin to 7.5 inches (allow­ing 3.5 inches of print­ing down the page).

Then, be sure you are set in por­trait mode for both your report and your printer dri­ver.  Finally, insert the enve­lope, top edge into the printer and print away.

As with any new report, test with a nor­mal sheet of paper and align it over an enve­lope to be sure the for­mat­ting is cor­rect.  Then use your labels or enve­lope stock.  This type of test­ing will keep your costs down for mistakes.

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by David Kno­ble, CPA, PLLC
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