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Paper Sizes - commonly used in U.S. Offices

Office paper sizes as Letter, Legal, Tabloid and more

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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.

US, Imperial paperSize
Executive 184.2 x 266.7 7 x 10
Folio, F4 210 x 330 8 x 13
Foolscap E 203 x 330 8 x 13
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
Letter, US A, ANSI A (U.S. Goverment from 1980) 215.9 x 279.4 8 1/2 x 11
Photo 4 x 6 102 x 152 4 x 6
Half Letter (Half Sheet) 139.7 x 215.9 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
Tabloid, US B, ANSI B 279.4 x 431.8 11 x 17
U.S. Government (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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