Re: Int'l book sizes

Subject: Re: Int'l book sizes
From: Dan <dmg -at- SOFTEXPORT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 1 Apr 1998 16:14:16 +0100

We just received delivery of the first 4000 new Doc-To-Help 3.0 manuals (just
for Europe). They are 7 X 9 - so I presume that its okay for those developers.
But the AnswerWorks manual we produced is in A5 format. (We used Doc Studio to
convert it from A4 to A5 for printing - took less than an hour).


-----Original Message-----
From: Max Wyss
Sent: Monday, March 30, 1998 9:49 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- listserv -dot- okstate -dot- edu
Subject: Re: Int'l book sizes


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.

Max Wyss
PRODOK Engineering AG
Technical documentation and translations, Electronic Publishing
CH-8906 Bonstetten, Switzerland

Fax: +41 1 700 20 37
e-mail: mailto:prodok -at- prodok -dot- ch or 100012 -dot- 44 -at- compuserve -dot- com

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,

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