How to Change Page Size in LibreOffice Draw


This beginner’s tutorial shows how to change the canvas page size with different styles in LibreOffice Draw.

Changing page size is often needed for different needs. You might want to use an A4 size for drawing, Or a bigger A3 size. Whatever the size is, LibreOffice Draw has it, and it can be easily customized.

Steps to change page size in LibreOffice Draw

  • Open LibreOffice Draw and open a black drawing document.
  • Right-click on the page canvas and select Page > Properties Or From the menu, select Page > Properties (Fig 1).
  • On the opened Page Setup dialog, select the Page tab.
  • In the Page tab, select your desired paper format from predefined values (e.g. A4, A3 etc.).
    Or you can add Width and Height (Fig 2).
  • If you want to change the orientation, you may choose Landscape or Portrait.
  • You can set the margins as well.
  • Once done, press OK.
  • The selected page formatting would be applied to the canvas. Note that the same page formatting will be applied to all the pages.
Draw - Page Properties
Draw – Page Properties (Fig 1)
Page Properties Dialog - Page tab
Page Properties Dialog – Page tab (Fig 2)


Say I want to create a Draw page for a YouTube video thumbnail. The default YouTube video thumbnail size is 1280×720 pixels. So, if you convert it to inches, it becomes 13.33 inches x 7.5 inch. Furthermore, it needs to be in 16:9 aspect ratio.

To accomplish that, open the page properties, and change the height, width, and orientation to landscape. See below.

So, this is an example of changing page size in Draw as per your need. It is very customizable, and you can create any type of custom size you want.

Page size for YouTube Thumbnail (example)
Page size for YouTube Thumbnail (example)
Example of Page as YouTube thumbnail
Example of Page as YouTube thumbnail

That’s how you can change the page size, orientations, and margins of a Draw canvas document.

For OpenOffice

If you are using OpenOffice Draw, the option can be accessed from Right-click on the page > Page > Page Setup. In the page setup dialog, change the width and height or the orientations.

Changing page size in OpenOffice Draw
Page setup
Changing page size in OpenOffice Draw2
Changing page size in OpenOffice Draw2

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What if i only want to change 1 pages properties


How do I set a custom paper size for printing? I see I can set it the original drawing, but my print options are limited. Some even say Custom User size, but I can’t find a setting

Robert Goodman (Listener Robert)

How can I re-center all the existing objects after changing page dimensions?