Saturday, September 7, 2013

How to print on personal size Filofax/organiser paper

So one thing I discovered not too long ago, was learning to print on Filofax personal size paper. For those of you out there who didn't know as well, this one's for you :D I should mention first, that I use a MacBook Pro & so all my settings and stuff are of course on a Mac. I'm not too sure how different it would be compared to other computers but I think they should be quite similar. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to comment below & I'll get back to you as soon as I can :)

So, in a nutshell...

Step 1: Open up a new Word document

Step 2: Go to print & select "PAGE SETUP"

Step 3: Now click on "PAPER SIZE". Scroll down to "MANAGE CUSTOM SIZES"

Step 4: Change the dimensions to 9.5cm (width) x 17.2cm (length)

Step 5: Now back to your document, you should see that the page size has gotten a lot smaller. Here, you can type or add whatever you like. Leave margins of about 1cm on each side but about 1.5cm for the side on which you would like your holes to be.

Step 6: Print away! :-)

  • Don't forget to check your "PRINT PREVIEW" very closely - sometimes the edges may be cut off so you have to adjust it a little
  • Adjust the paper tray in your printer so that it would fit the Filofax paper you want to print on
  • I would really love to tell you how to print double-sided and such, but that still confuses me from time-to-time so I don't trust myself to explain it to you
  • I'm sure if you change the dimensions accordingly, you should be able to print on other size papers as well such as Mini, Pocket, A5, etc. (See here for the Filofax Size Guide)
I hope this really helps!
Lots of love, Anna Banana ♥


  1. I followed all the steps you've written here but when I put the paper in the printer it goes in and comes out black again... Any ideas how to solve this? Gisforgingers xx

    1. I'm so sorry, I wish I could but I'm not sure how :-( I hope it works out for you though... Sorry again!

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