Re: European vs. American paper sizes

Subject: Re: European vs. American paper sizes
From: Stuart Burnfield <slb -at- FS -dot- COM -dot- AU>
Date: Wed, 22 Jan 1997 14:18:50 +0800

"Wayne J. Douglass" <wayned -at- VERITY -dot- COM> wrote:
> At 04:58 PM 1/9/97 -0600, Geoff Hart wrote:
> > The only drawback to this approach is that you're not
> > making optimal use of white space on either version, and
> > white space should be designed, not an accident. On the
> > other hand, the paper sizes are close enough that this
> > shouldn't pose a serious problem.
> >
> If your idea of "optimal use of white space" is cramming as much type on a
> page as you can, then Geoff is right. Otherwise, it's a simple design
> consideration that savvy designers handle every day.

I doubt Geoff meant this. I expect he's saying that "optimal use of white
space" for one paper size would not be optimal for another. An intermediate
design might be tolerable, but would not be optimal for either. One size
doesn't fit all.

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