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Paper Sizes - commonly used in U.S. Offices

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The ISO standard paper sizes are not commonly used in the United States and Canada. Instead paper formats like "Letter" (8.5 x 11 inches), "Legal" (8.5 x 14 inches), "Executive" (7 x 10 inches), and "Ledger/Tabloid" (11 x 17 inches) are widely used. The "Letter", "Legal", "Tabloid", and other formats (although not these names) are defined in the American National Standard ANSI X3.151.

Paper Sizes - commonly used in U.S. Offices
US, Imperial paperSize
Commercial writing 216 x 279 8.5 x 11
Denny 406 x 533 16 x 21
Elephant 584 x 712 23 x 28
Executive 184.2 x 266.7 7 x 10
Folio 432 x 559 17 x 22
Folio F4 210 x 330 8 x 13
Folio note 140 x 215 5.5 x 8.5
Foolscap 305 x 406 12 x 16
Foolscap E 203 x 330 8 x 13
Half Letter (Half Sheet) 139.7 x 215.9 4 x 6
Imperial 584 x 787 23 x 31
Index Card 5 x 8 127 x 203 5 x 8
Ledger, ANSI B 279.4 x 431.8 11 x 17
Legal 215.9 x 355.6 8 1/2 x 14
Legal cap 216 x 356 8.5 x 14
Letter, US A, ANSI A (U.S. Goverment from 1980) 215.9 x 279.4 8 1/2 x 11
Pocket note 152 x 241 6 x 9.5
Photo 4 x 6 102 x 152 19 x 24
Royal 483 x 700 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Super royal 508 x 712 20 x 28
Tabloid, US B, ANSI B 279.4 x 431.8 11 x 17
U.S. government writing (before 1980) 203 x 267 8 x 10 1/2

There is also the American National Standard ANSI/ASME Y14.1 Decimal inch drawing sheet size and format for technical drawing paper sizes and some other unsystematic formats for various applications in use.

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