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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Different sizes of paper (business standard) and their uses for typing business

Different sizes of paper (business standard) and their uses for typing businessGenerally, good typist, secretaries and other users of the computer should have some knowledge of the type, size and uses of papers used in typing.
there are seven different sizes of papers which are of international and business standard. these are as follows:
  1. A4 size paper and uses:The size is usually 8x11 inches (210 x 297 millimeters). it has 82 horizontal spaces in a line when using pica machine and 100 horizontal spaces in a line when using elite machine.
  2. from the center of the paper to the end of the paper, there are 41(pica) and 50 ( elite) horizontal spaces in a line. vertically there are 70 single line spaces in the paper. this type of paper is mostly used for typing long reports or documents
  3. A5 size paper and uses: This paper is usually 8x5 inches (210x148 millimeters) in sizes. it has 82(pica) or 100(elite) horizontal spaces in a line. vertically, it has a total number of 35 single line spaces. this type of paper is normally used for typing business letters and memos, etc.
  4. A6 size papers and uses: the size of this paper is usually 5x4 inches or (148x105 millimeters). it has 59 (pica) or 70( elite) horizontal spaces to a line. the total number of single line vertical spaces is 25. this type of paper is used in typing short letters/ documents, memos, or short notices.
  5. Octavo size paper and uses: this paper is usually 5x8 inches (127x203 millimeters) in sizes. it has 50 (pica) or 60(elite) horizontal spaces in a line spaces. this type of paper is mostly used for personal letters or documents, short memos,etc
  6. Sixmo size papers and uses: this paper is usually 6½ x or 8 inches ( 165 x 203 millimeters) in size. it usually has 65(pica) or 78 (elite) spaces to a line. it is used for typing short display work, memos, short notice ,etc
  7. Quarto size paper and uses: this size of this paper is usually 8 x 10 inches (203x254 millimeters). it normally has 80 (pica) or 96(elite) horizontal line spaces. the total number of single line spaces vertically is 60. this type of paper is mostly used in offices for typing letters, literary work and sometimes short letters
  8. Foolscap size paper and uses: the size of these paper is usually 8 x 13 inches ( 203 x 330 millimeters). it normally has 80(pica) or 96(elite) horizontal line spaces. the total number of single line spaces vertically is 78. this type of paper is mostly used in offices for typing long letters or documents.

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