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Paper Sizes - commonly used in U.S. Offices

Office paper sizes as Letter, Legal, Tabloid and more.

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
(mm)(inches)
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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