Solved Printing 6-3/4 envelopes using Word 2008

June 22, 2011 at 12:52:57
Specs: Macintosh OS X 10.6.7
Has anyone figured out how to print 6-3/4 envelopes in Word 2008? I used to think it was "just me," but this is evidently a significant oversight by Microsoft. There is no size on the envelope print menu even close to 6-3/4, which is the standard small envelope available from stationers such as Staples.

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June 22, 2011 at 13:58:26
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Standard envelope size 7 is 3 3/4 x 6 /3/4

Microsoft Word 2008

Working with Envelopes

READ that.

If you can't choose standard envelope size 7, you can specify a custom size.

"Versions for the Macintosh (Mac OS and Mac OS X) include the following"

"Microsoft Word 2008"

"Part of Office 2008"

I looked on the support pages for Office for Mac.

From the Word Forum - I searched for: envelope
and on the second page of "hits" I found this:


Re: Page and Envelope Sizes Print

All paper sizes [envelope or otherwise] are provided by the printer driver,
not by Word. If the specific size you need isn't offered the Page Setup
dialog offers the Manage Custom Sizes option to specify custom sizes. Use
the + button in the Custom Paper Sizes dialog to add the custom size to the
list then double-click the default name to rename it as something
definitive, such as Envelope B5 or EnvC5, etc.

So - your printer, or muti-function printer, scanner, etc, , must have it's software installed properly, and the software must have the capability of listing standard size 7 envelopes.

Are you SURE you installed the printer, or muti-function printer, scanner, etc, , software properly ?
Did you follow the installation directions ?
Many people DO NOT install that properly.

E.g. If it's connected via a USB connection, you DO NOT plug in it's USB connection until AFTER you have installed at least some of the software for it, when you first install it's software.
You are often prompted to plug in the USB connection AFTER you have installed some of the software.

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June 23, 2011 at 08:51:26
Thank you, that's very helpful. I think a "custom size" setting will do the trick, but I still think failing to have this common size on the envelope menu comes in the category of an error, especially since there are at least a half-dozen Japanese standard envelope sizes.

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June 23, 2011 at 08:56:08
As I found above...

"All paper sizes [envelope or otherwise] are provided by the printer driver,
not by Word."

It's VERY common for people to have NOT installed the software for their printer or multifunction printer etc. properly.

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