Optimal Page Sizes

Subject: Optimal Page Sizes
From: GFHayhoe -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 1996 08:17:50 -0500

Jim Giordano of Nashville, TN, has asked me to post the following to the
list. Please cc: him (Giordanoj -at- Delphi -dot- com) in addition to responding to the
list. I don't recall an earlier thread on the topic, and it's one that I
think is interesting.

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We're trying to set a corporate standard for page size for software
documentation. If I look on my book shelf I see user's guides in a wide
variety of sizes. There seems to be no standard. We are considering A5
(common in Europe; we are owned by the French), 8 1/2" x 7" which is a legal
sheet folded, and the Microsoft size 7 1/2"x9". Any
opinions you'd like to share. Also, are you aware of any usability research
that talks about page size?


Thanks.

--George Hayhoe (GFHayhoe -at- aol -dot- com)


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