This is a new printer for me and I would like to know if this printer can print 81/2 x 17 paper. If it can where in the user manual does it explain it.
You will find paper settings in Printer Preferences under Size. You should be able to set it to a custom size. From the web site:
Media Sizes for the 968w
Letter, Legal, Executive, Statement, A4, B5, A5, A6, postcard (4" x 6"), index card (3" x 5"), 3.5" x 5", Hagaki card, L, 2L, Banner, Custom Size (8½" x 17" max area)
The Help file should give you specific instructions.