Page sizes in UK

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  1. Stinkythe1 macrumors regular

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    How big are your sheets of paper in the UK? We use inches, so our sheets of paper are 8.5 inches by 11 inches, however, since you use metric, are your sheets 21.59 cm by 27.94 cm?
     
  2. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    We generally use the 'A' sizes – the normal size used for stationery and the like is A4 – 210x297mm.

    EDIT: There's more info on the standard here.
     
  3. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Um.......yeah, us North Americans decided not to stick with standards, so we don't use A sizes. I only figured out "A" sizes around 3 months ago. Its very simple, and quite good. Get 2 sheets of A4, and you can imagine exactly what an A3 looks like, etc.
     
  4. evoluzione macrumors 68020

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    yeah although i never figured out why when the paper gets bigger, the number gets smaller, and then there's the B sizes too :confused:



    so yeah, "letter" size is roughly the same as "A4" 8.5"x11" to 210mm x 297mm (216mm x 279mm to 8.3" x 11.7")

    "tabloid" is roughly the same as "A3" too.
     
  5. potatoarms macrumors member

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    Have you seen how big A1 is :eek: Smallest I have ever seen is B5!
     
  6. bigandy macrumors G3

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    a friend who's just graduated as an architect has a lovely little HP printer capable of handling A0 - width (and up to 20m long) paper!
     
  7. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    The numbers make sense from a planning standpoint. You keep dividing the paper size in half to create the next size until it's too small to be of official use.

    I've got 13x19 inch photo paper that is listed as Super A3 and A3+.
     
  8. takao macrumors 68040

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    the A0 has the area of 1 m^2 and the numbers are actually easy to understand since it's just the number how often the half of an A0 sized papers have been cut away ;)

    has a few oter nice things: like old paper sizes
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size
     
  9. dcv macrumors G3

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    Whoa... I hope he recycles his paper!
     
  10. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    They're just there in case you need something inbetween... ;)
     

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