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How do I change the default paper size from "Letter" to "A4 "on an P1006 (Windows 7)

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I have just reformatted my computer (Window 7 Professional - 64 bits) computer and then re-installed my HP Laserjet P1006 (downloading the driver from HP website)

 Even though I have changed the settings EVERYWHERE to A4 format - including the measurements to show millimeters - and even though all settings indicate that the format has been changed correctly, printed documents still come out as if printed in Letter format.

The only place in printer settings and preferences that I can find where it still says Letter is under in the "General" tab (right click the default printer > "Printer Properties") where it under the heading "Paper available" says "Letter".  And...I don't know where/how to change that setting.

 However on my second printer of the same model that I am using for another computer , the settings also show Letter in this place, and that computer can - despite that - still print in A4 format....so this may not be the problem. 

Can anyone PLEASE help !

 

 

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Hi Gemini02 !

 

Thanks for trying to help, but that is not solving it.

 

And actually, I found out how to resolve the problem already:

 

1) Open up aq Word Doc + go to...  FILE > Options > Advance > Print

 

2)  UN-tick the following item:   "Scale content for A4 or 8,5 x 11" paper sizes" + OK

 

I know it doesn't make sense, but it works.

 

 

/ Hans

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Hi HansCNX,

 

I understand you are trying to print on A4 paper.

 

Thank you for your reply.
I will be happy to help you with this.

 

I believe you have to reset the country definition to a place from the application your printing from where they have A4 paper. (not the US)

 

Hope this helps.
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Hi Gemini02 !

 

Thanks for trying to help, but that is not solving it.

 

And actually, I found out how to resolve the problem already:

 

1) Open up aq Word Doc + go to...  FILE > Options > Advance > Print

 

2)  UN-tick the following item:   "Scale content for A4 or 8,5 x 11" paper sizes" + OK

 

I know it doesn't make sense, but it works.

 

 

/ Hans

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 How do I change the default paper size from "Letter" to "A4 "on an HP LaserJet Professional M1132 MFP

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Actually there should be another method.  Most times when this happens the computer regional setting is set to the US or some other country that uses letter as a default.  Most times the best method is to remove the printer from the computer and then reboot.  Now on the computer go to regional settings and change the setting to a country that uses A sizes such as Great Britain.  Now restart the computer and when it is ready, reload the software for the printer and when you are done you will see the default as A4 instead of Letter.

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Change paper size from letter to A4 in HP LaserJet Professional M1132 MFP

 

Hi!

 

I change letter to A4 paper size on Hp M1132:

 

First unplug printer from computer - Open word documet or other -  clic Print  od press OK - on the botton of computer  you will be see icon for printer - clik on it  and will be like that  

 

New Picture (1).jpgThen clik on Printer  - Properties  - device setings- here you will find paper size.

I do that and now I can copy and print and scan A4 orginal

I hope that I will help if I did not late :))New Picture (2).jpg

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I have exactly this problem (well explained) and can't find any solution. The ones offered in this discussion miss the point.

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