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Just what size is it?

Paper and envelope sizes confuse me! While I know that US letter paper is 8.5 x 11”, and US Legal paper is 8.5 x 14”, that is only the start of the sizes that can appear in a print dialog box.

Of course, just where to select a paper size in a Macintosh application is also undergoing changes. In TextEdit, paper size is selected in File -> Page Setup. The size choice will look similar to this if you have not selected a specific printer:…
Paper and envelope sizes confuse me! While I know that US letter paper is 8.5 x 11”, and US Legal paper is 8.5 x 14”, that is only the start of the sizes that can appear in a print dialog box.

Of course, just where to select a paper size in a Macintosh application is also undergoing changes. In TextEdit, paper size is selected in File -> Page Setup. The size choice will look similar to this if you have not selected a specific printer:

Page Setup_Text Edit Paper Size_Text Edit

In Apple’s Pages, while you will use the same command in the File menu, the printer you are using will cause changes in the Paper Size pop-up menu.

Paper Size_Pages

Even more confusing is Address Book. There is no Page Setup item in the File menu. Instead, you will need to select the type of item you want to print in the Print Dialog box. Then, your paper size choices will appear as a drop down list. This box shows what is available when my Epson Stylus Photo RX600 is selected.

Paper Size_Address Book

The list looks entirely different if I choose my Brother MFC-7820N:

Address Book from Brother

So, the paper selections available are controlled by the printer driver, not the application you are using.

While some programs list the size of the item in the dialog box…

Paper size

Applications that do not have a Page Setup menu item (such as Address Book) may leave you clueless about the item’s size.

Paper size not

I feel your pain! It would be really nice to have a place that lists the names and sizes of all these papers and envelopes! I spent quite a few hours last week making an exhaustive list to fill that need, and here it is! I know that you can find even more. I did. But, I had to stop somewhere!

Paper

US Letter - 8.5 x  11.0”
US Legal - 8.5 x  14.0”
Half Letter - 5.5 x 8.5”
Executive - 7.25 x10.5”
Government Legal - 8.5 x  13.0”
Government Letter - 8.0 x  10.5”
Broadsheet - 18.0 x  24.0”
Ledger - 11 x 17”
Tabloid - 17 x 11”
Tabloid Extra - 12 x 18 “
ROC 16K - 7.75 x 10.75”

A (Letter) - 8.5 x 11”
B (Legal) - 8.5 x 14”
C - 17 x 22”
D - 22 x 34”
E - 34 x 44”
F - 28 x 40”
F4 - 8.27 x 13.0”
G - 11 x (22 1/2 to 90)”
H - 28 x (44 to 143)”
K - 34 x (55 to 176)”
L - 40 x (55 to 143)”

A0 - 33.1 x 46.8”
A1 - 23.4 x 33.1”
A2 - 16.5 x 23.4”
A3 - 11.7 x 16.5”
A4 - 8.3 x 11.7”
A5 - 5.8 x  8.3”
A6 - 4.1 x  5.8”
A7 - 2.9 x  4.1”
A8 - 2.1 x  2.9”

B5 - 6.93 x  9.85”
B6 - 4.9 x  6.9”
Super B/A3 - 13 x 19”
JB5 - 7.17 x 10.12”

Cards


Index Cards

3 x 5”
4 x 6”
5 x 8”

Business Cards

International Business Card - 2.125 x 3.37
US Business Card - 2 x 3.5”
US Folded Business Card - 3.5 x 4”
Japanese Business Card - 2.165 x 3.583

Common Postcard Sizes

4 x 6"
5 x 7"
5 x 8"
6 x 9"
6 x 11”

Envelopes

#10 Envelope - 4.12 x 9.50"
DL Envelope - 4.33 x 8.67”
C5 Envelope - 6.375 x 9”
Monarch Envelope - 3.88 x 7.50”
Envelope #4 - 3.625” x 4.635”
Envelope MAX - 7.25” x 13”
Chouekei 3 Envelope - 4.72” x 9.25”

Baronial Envelopes

baronial
Professional - 2.125 x 3.625" - use 2" x 3.5" enclosure
#16 (Mrs.) - 2.375 x 3.375" - use 2.25" x 3.125" enclosure
#17 (Mr. & Mrs.) - 2.6875 x 3.6875" - use 2.5625" x 3.5625" enclosure
Baronial 2 - 3.1875 x 4.25"
Gladstone - 3.563 x 5.562" - use 3.375" x 5.375" enclosure
Baronial 4 - 3.625 x 4.625"
Baronial 5 - 4.125 x 5.125"
Baronial 5 1/4 - 4.25 x 5.25"
Baronial 5 1/2 - 4.375 x 5 .625"
Baronial 5 3/4 - 4.50 x 5.75"
6-Bar/Walton Outside - 4.75 x 6.5" - use 4.625" x 6.25" enclosure
Baronial 6 - 5 x 6"
Lee - 5.25 x 7.25" - use 5.125" x 7" enclosure
Linwood/Monona Inside - 5.25 x 7.5" - use 5" x 7.25" enclosure
Monona Outside - 5.5 x 7.75" - use 5.25 x 7.5" enclosure

Commercial Envelopes

commercial
5 - 6.38 x 9.02”
6 - 4.50 x 6.4”
6 1/4 - 3.50 x 6” - use 3.25 x 5.75” enclosure
6 1/2 - 6 x 3.3125”
6 3/4 - 3.625 x 6.5" - use 3.5 x 6.25" enclosure
7 3/4 (Monarch) - 3.875 x 7.5" - use 3.75 x 7.25" enclosure
8 - 3 7/8 x 7.50"
8 5/8 - 3.625 x 8.625" - use 3.5 x 8.375" enclosure
9 - (Policy) 4 x 9" - use 3.75 x 8.5" enclosure
10 - 4.125 x 9.5" - use 4 x 9.25" enclosure
11 - 4.5 x 10.375" - use 4.25 x 10.125" enclosure
12 - 4.75 x 11" - use 4.5 x 10.75" enclosure
14 - 5 x 11.5" - use 4.75 x 11.25" enclosure
16 - 6 x 12" - use 5.75 x 11.75" enclosure

Announcement Envelopes

announcement
A-2 - 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" - Use 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” enclosure
A-6 - 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" - Use 4 1/4” x 6 1/4” enclosure
A-7 - 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" - Use 5” x 7” enclosure
A-8 - 5 1/2" x 8 1/8" - Use 5 1/4’ x 7 3/4” enclosure
A-9 - 5 3/4” x 8 3/4” - Use 5 1/2” x 8 12” enclosure
A-10 - 6" x 9 1/2" - Use 5 3/4” x 9 1/4” enclosure
Slim - 3 7/8" x 8 7/8"

Booklet Envelopes

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3 - 4.75 x 6.5" - use 4.5 x 6" enclosure
4 1/2 - 5.5 x 7.5" - use 5.25 x 7" enclosure
5 - 5.5 x 8.125" - use 5.25 x 7.625" enclosure
6 - 5.75 x 8.875" - use 5.5 x 8.375" enclosure
6 1/2 - 6 x 9" - use 5.75 x 9" enclosure
6 5/8 - 6 x 9.5" - use 5.75 x 9" enclosure
6 3/4 - 6.5 x 9.5" - use 6.25 x 9" enclosure
7 1/4 - 7 x 10" - use 6.75 x 9.5" enclosure
7 1/2 - 7.5 x 10.5" - use 7.25 x 10" enclosure
9 - 8.75 x 11.5" - use 8.5 x 11" enclosure
9 1/2 - 9 x 12" - use 8.75 x 11.5" enclosure
10 - 9.5 x 12.625" - use 9.25 x 12.125" enclosure
13 - 10 x 13" - use 9.75 x 12.5" enclosure

Catalog Envelopes

catalog
1 - 6 x 9" - use 5.75 x 8.75" enclosure
1 3/4 - 6.5 x 9.5" - use 6.25 x 9.25" enclosure
2 - 6 1/2 x 10"
3 - 7 x 10" - use 6.75 x 9.5" enclosure
6 - 7.5 x 10.5" - use 7.25 x 10" enclosure
7 - 8 x 11"
8 - 8.25 x 11.25" - use 8 x 10.75" enclosure
9 1/2 - 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"
9 3/4 - 8.75 x 11.25" - use 8.5 x 10.75" enclosure
10 1/2 - 9 x 12" - use 8.75 x 11.5" enclosure
12 1/2 - 9.5 x 12.5" - use 9.25 x 12" enclosure
13 1/2 - 10 x 13" - use 9.75 x 12.5" enclosure
14 1/4 - 11.25 x 14 1/4"
14 1/2 - 11.5 x 14.5" - use 11.25 x 14" enclosure
15 - 10 x 15" - use 9.75 x 14.5" enclosure
15 1/2 - 12 x 15.5" - use 11.75 x 15" enclosure

Square Envelopes

5 - 5 x 5" - use 4.75 x 4.75" enclosure
5 - 5.5 x 5.5" - use 5.25 x 5.25" enclosure
6 - 6 x 6" - use 5.75" x 5.75 enclosure
6 - 6.5 x 6.5" - use 6.25 x 6.25" enclosure
7 - 7 x 7" - use 6.75 x 6.75" enclosure
7 - 7.5 x 7.5" - use 7.25 x 7.25" enclosure
8 - 8 x 8" - use 7.75 x 7.75" enclosure
8 - 8.5 x 8.5" - use 8.25 x 8.25" enclosure
9 - 9 x 9" - use 8.75 x 8.75" enclosure
9 - 9.5 x 9.5" - use 9.25 x 9.25" enclosure
10 - 10 x 10" - use 9.75 x 9.75" enclosure
13 - 13.5 x 13.5" - use 13.25 x 13.25" enclosure