Automatic page resize

Automatically switch your documents between different page sizes: US Letter, A4, Facebook, Instagram, and more

Written by Kate Moir
Updated over a week ago

Creating various different sizes of your documents is easy! Quickly creating content for all your social media channels is a typical example.

clockwise - content resized for Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook posts 

With your document open, click Resize on the top toolbar. You can then check up to 5 different page sizes and Xara will create a copy of your document in those checked sizes.

Selecting one size and clicking the resize button will do just that to your current document. Alternatively you can press Copy & Resize and Xara will open a new tab with your document, resized as selected.

Selecting multiple sizes and clicking the Copy & Resize option will then open a tab for each selected size.

Note: pop-up blockers may prevent these tabs from being opened. If so, Xara Cloud will notify you.

This can be useful when exporting your designs to social media in various sizes, e.g. Facebook post, LinkedIn post, Instagram post etc which all have different resolutions.

You can also lock the aspect ratio of your designs when entering a custom size by clicking on the little lock icon in the middle..

Here we have another example, an A4 page resized to the US Letter size. Note how all the page elements fit the new size.

The categories you can resize to are…

  • Print - a wide range of popular print formats including US, UK and European formats

  • Presentation - standard and widescreen aspect ratios - for PowerPoint too.

  • Web - common webpage sizes of 1200px, 960px, 760px and 640px.

  • Web Banner - full banner, leaderboard, square and wide skyscraper

  • Social Media - Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, YouTube, Tumblr.

  • Custom - enter you own page size.

  • Orientation - portrait and landscape

Some considerations…

All the document templates have been marked up to deal with automatic page resize but there are a few things to bear in mind. 

  • For best results change like for like and stick to the same category as the originating document - so print to print, presentation to presentation and so on. The same for landscape and portrait.

  • It’s a good idea to change the page size first and then replace the placeholder content with your own - so create all the sizes you want first using a template, save individually, then go back and add your content.

  • When designing for your own custom page sizes, always design for the smallest page size, it is easier to enlarge a format than to shrink it.

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