Am I the only one who feels that Microsoft keeps changing how to setup custom paper sizes for printing with each new version of Windows? 

Today, I needed to configure an XP machine so that it could print correctly to an impact printer loaded with 8.5" X 7" tractor feed paper.  Lucky for me I finally located a solution.

  1. In Windows XP, start the printer control applet.  (Start -> Printers and Faxes)
  2. Select the Menu Bar labeled "Printer Tasks". (also you may need Administrator rights)
  3. From the File menu select "Server Properties" (Print server properties)
  4. Select the "Forms" tab
  5. Check the box labeled "Create a New Form" and enter the page sizes you need.
  6. Type in a form name in the "Form Name:" box.
  7. Click on the "Save Form" Button.

-Chris