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Subject:Re: Int'l book sizes From:Max Wyss <prodok -at- PRODOK -dot- CH> Date:Mon, 30 Mar 1998 22:49:22 +0200
There are more formats than A4 <g>. In fact, the A series is set up that if
you fold it in half, you get the next smaller size.
So, if you want to be international (which is a good idea anyway), you
might think to go to the A5 format.
However, the ideal page size for printing and bookmaking does more depend
on the sheet size the printer can handle, and then, how can you place 16
pages on that sheet.
Hope, this can help.
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Bridging the Knowledge Gap
>Hello all. Is there a standard size for printed documentation in =
>Europe, Japan, or elsewhere (other than the US)?
>Our current printed documents are 7" x 8 1/2". I would like to maintain =
>the smaller format, but my manager wants to go to the A4 size because =
>it's "international." It seems to me like any printer in any country =
>can trim paper to any size, which we have to do in the US because we =
>have graphics that bleed off the page.
>Thanks in advance,