# Just what size is it?

Paper and envelope sizes confuse me! While I know that US letter paper is 8.5 x 11”, and US Legal paper is 8.5 x 14”, that is only the start of the sizes that can appear in a print dialog box. Of course, just where to select a paper size in a Macintosh application is also undergoing changes. In TextEdit, paper size is selected in File -> Page Setup. The size choice will look similar to this if you have not selected a specific printer:… |

Paper and envelope sizes confuse me! While I know that US letter paper is 8.5 x 11”, and US Legal paper is 8.5 x 14”, that is only the start of the sizes that can appear in a print dialog box. Of course, just where to select a paper size in a Macintosh application is also undergoing changes. In TextEdit, paper size is selected in File -> Page Setup. The size choice will look similar to this if you have not selected a specific printer: In Apple’s Pages, while you will use the same command in the File menu, the printer you are using will cause changes in the Paper Size pop-up menu. |

Even more confusing is Address Book. There is no Page Setup item in the File menu. Instead, you will need to select the type of item you want to print in the Print Dialog box. Then, your paper size choices will appear as a drop down list. This box shows what is available when my Epson Stylus Photo RX600 is selected.

The list looks entirely different if I choose my Brother MFC-7820N:

So, the paper selections available are controlled by the printer driver, not the application you are using.

While some programs list the size of the item in the dialog box…

Applications that do not have a Page Setup menu item (such as Address Book) may leave you clueless about the item’s size.

I feel your pain! It would be really nice to have a place that lists the names and sizes of all these papers and envelopes! I spent quite a few hours last week making an exhaustive list to fill that need, and here it is! I know that you can find even more. I did. But, I had to stop somewhere!

# Paper

US Letter - 8.5 x 11.0”US Legal - 8.5 x 14.0”

Half Letter - 5.5 x 8.5”

Executive - 7.25 x10.5”

Government Legal - 8.5 x 13.0”

Government Letter - 8.0 x 10.5”

Broadsheet - 18.0 x 24.0”

Ledger - 11 x 17”

Tabloid - 17 x 11”

Tabloid Extra - 12 x 18 “

ROC 16K - 7.75 x 10.75”

A (Letter) - 8.5 x 11”

B (Legal) - 8.5 x 14”

C - 17 x 22”

D - 22 x 34”

E - 34 x 44”

F - 28 x 40”

F4 - 8.27 x 13.0”

G - 11 x (22 1/2 to 90)”

H - 28 x (44 to 143)”

K - 34 x (55 to 176)”

L - 40 x (55 to 143)”

A0 - 33.1 x 46.8”

A1 - 23.4 x 33.1”

A2 - 16.5 x 23.4”

A3 - 11.7 x 16.5”

A4 - 8.3 x 11.7”

A5 - 5.8 x 8.3”

A6 - 4.1 x 5.8”

A7 - 2.9 x 4.1”

A8 - 2.1 x 2.9”

B5 - 6.93 x 9.85”

B6 - 4.9 x 6.9”

Super B/A3 - 13 x 19”

JB5 - 7.17 x 10.12”

# Cards

## Index Cards

3 x 5”4 x 6”

5 x 8”

## Business Cards

International Business Card - 2.125 x 3.37US Business Card - 2 x 3.5”

US Folded Business Card - 3.5 x 4”

Japanese Business Card - 2.165 x 3.583

## Common Postcard Sizes

4 x 6"5 x 7"

5 x 8"

6 x 9"

6 x 11”

# Envelopes

#10 Envelope - 4.12 x 9.50"DL Envelope - 4.33 x 8.67”

C5 Envelope - 6.375 x 9”

Monarch Envelope - 3.88 x 7.50”

Envelope #4 - 3.625” x 4.635”

Envelope MAX - 7.25” x 13”

Chouekei 3 Envelope - 4.72” x 9.25”

## Baronial Envelopes

Professional - 2.125 x 3.625" - use 2" x 3.5" enclosure

#16 (Mrs.) - 2.375 x 3.375" - use 2.25" x 3.125" enclosure

#17 (Mr. & Mrs.) - 2.6875 x 3.6875" - use 2.5625" x 3.5625" enclosure

Baronial 2 - 3.1875 x 4.25"

Gladstone - 3.563 x 5.562" - use 3.375" x 5.375" enclosure

Baronial 4 - 3.625 x 4.625"

Baronial 5 - 4.125 x 5.125"

Baronial 5 1/4 - 4.25 x 5.25"

Baronial 5 1/2 - 4.375 x 5 .625"

Baronial 5 3/4 - 4.50 x 5.75"

6-Bar/Walton Outside - 4.75 x 6.5" - use 4.625" x 6.25" enclosure

Baronial 6 - 5 x 6"

Lee - 5.25 x 7.25" - use 5.125" x 7" enclosure

Linwood/Monona Inside - 5.25 x 7.5" - use 5" x 7.25" enclosure

Monona Outside - 5.5 x 7.75" - use 5.25 x 7.5" enclosure

## Commercial Envelopes

5 - 6.38 x 9.02”

6 - 4.50 x 6.4”

6 1/4 - 3.50 x 6” - use 3.25 x 5.75” enclosure

6 1/2 - 6 x 3.3125”

6 3/4 - 3.625 x 6.5" - use 3.5 x 6.25" enclosure

7 3/4 (Monarch) - 3.875 x 7.5" - use 3.75 x 7.25" enclosure

8 - 3 7/8 x 7.50"

8 5/8 - 3.625 x 8.625" - use 3.5 x 8.375" enclosure

9 - (Policy) 4 x 9" - use 3.75 x 8.5" enclosure

10 - 4.125 x 9.5" - use 4 x 9.25" enclosure

11 - 4.5 x 10.375" - use 4.25 x 10.125" enclosure

12 - 4.75 x 11" - use 4.5 x 10.75" enclosure

14 - 5 x 11.5" - use 4.75 x 11.25" enclosure

16 - 6 x 12" - use 5.75 x 11.75" enclosure

## Announcement Envelopes

A-2 - 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" - Use 4 1/4” x 5 1/2” enclosure

A-6 - 4 3/4" x 6 1/2" - Use 4 1/4” x 6 1/4” enclosure

A-7 - 5 1/4" x 7 1/4" - Use 5” x 7” enclosure

A-8 - 5 1/2" x 8 1/8" - Use 5 1/4’ x 7 3/4” enclosure

A-9 - 5 3/4” x 8 3/4” - Use 5 1/2” x 8 12” enclosure

A-10 - 6" x 9 1/2" - Use 5 3/4” x 9 1/4” enclosure

Slim - 3 7/8" x 8 7/8"

## Booklet Envelopes

3 - 4.75 x 6.5" - use 4.5 x 6" enclosure

4 1/2 - 5.5 x 7.5" - use 5.25 x 7" enclosure

5 - 5.5 x 8.125" - use 5.25 x 7.625" enclosure

6 - 5.75 x 8.875" - use 5.5 x 8.375" enclosure

6 1/2 - 6 x 9" - use 5.75 x 9" enclosure

6 5/8 - 6 x 9.5" - use 5.75 x 9" enclosure

6 3/4 - 6.5 x 9.5" - use 6.25 x 9" enclosure

7 1/4 - 7 x 10" - use 6.75 x 9.5" enclosure

7 1/2 - 7.5 x 10.5" - use 7.25 x 10" enclosure

9 - 8.75 x 11.5" - use 8.5 x 11" enclosure

9 1/2 - 9 x 12" - use 8.75 x 11.5" enclosure

10 - 9.5 x 12.625" - use 9.25 x 12.125" enclosure

13 - 10 x 13" - use 9.75 x 12.5" enclosure

## Catalog Envelopes

1 - 6 x 9" - use 5.75 x 8.75" enclosure

1 3/4 - 6.5 x 9.5" - use 6.25 x 9.25" enclosure

2 - 6 1/2 x 10"

3 - 7 x 10" - use 6.75 x 9.5" enclosure

6 - 7.5 x 10.5" - use 7.25 x 10" enclosure

7 - 8 x 11"

8 - 8.25 x 11.25" - use 8 x 10.75" enclosure

9 1/2 - 8 1/2 x 10 1/2"

9 3/4 - 8.75 x 11.25" - use 8.5 x 10.75" enclosure

10 1/2 - 9 x 12" - use 8.75 x 11.5" enclosure

12 1/2 - 9.5 x 12.5" - use 9.25 x 12" enclosure

13 1/2 - 10 x 13" - use 9.75 x 12.5" enclosure

14 1/4 - 11.25 x 14 1/4"

14 1/2 - 11.5 x 14.5" - use 11.25 x 14" enclosure

15 - 10 x 15" - use 9.75 x 14.5" enclosure

15 1/2 - 12 x 15.5" - use 11.75 x 15" enclosure

## Square Envelopes

5 - 5 x 5" - use 4.75 x 4.75" enclosure5 ½ - 5.5 x 5.5" - use 5.25 x 5.25" enclosure

6 - 6 x 6" - use 5.75" x 5.75 enclosure

6 ½ - 6.5 x 6.5" - use 6.25 x 6.25" enclosure

7 - 7 x 7" - use 6.75 x 6.75" enclosure

7 ½ - 7.5 x 7.5" - use 7.25 x 7.25" enclosure

8 - 8 x 8" - use 7.75 x 7.75" enclosure

8 ½ - 8.5 x 8.5" - use 8.25 x 8.25" enclosure

9 - 9 x 9" - use 8.75 x 8.75" enclosure

9 ½ - 9.5 x 9.5" - use 9.25 x 9.25" enclosure

10 - 10 x 10" - use 9.75 x 9.75" enclosure

13 ½ - 13.5 x 13.5" - use 13.25 x 13.25" enclosure