Thursday, November 8, 2012

Several Paper sizes

Foolscap is a size of paper, 13.5 inches (34.3 cm) by 17 inches (43.2 cm).


If a Foolscap paper is divided into halves, the paper size becomes 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) by 13.5 inches (34.3 cm). It is known as foolscap folio or folio paper.

Some times it is called as full-scap or full-scape.

Jokers, clowns, comedians, jesters, entertainers, or fools used to wear caps that were made by using the papers of this size.

Foolscap sheets, if divided into halves, quarters and eighths they will be called as folio, quarto and octavo, respectively.

A4 paper measures 8.3 inches (21 cm) by 11.7 inches (29.7 cm) is a standard paper now-a-days.

Letter size paper measures 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) by 11 inches (27.9 cm).

Legal paper measures 8.5 inches (21.6 cm) by 14 inches (35.6 cm).

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