The pastern is the name used to refer to a sheet of paper that has a specific measure and that distinguishes it from other types, corresponding to a quarter of a sheet (14.8 x 21 cm.). This is where its name of page comes from.
Half of a page is called a leaflet and the paper measures exactly 11 x 16 cm. This measure was widely used in the past to make pamphlets that communicated social or political ideas.
Other paper formats and the popularization of A4
The sheet or folio is a widely used paper standard in Europe until it was decided to adopt the international standard of A4 (210 x 297 mm.), Which today is the most common format in the whole world, being its measurement 215 x 315 mm . The sheet is usually called a letter or office.
Although since A4 was standardized and popularized, the use of pages became obsolete, the concept continues to be used at the request of written works, for example a thesis or monograph, to specify the number of pages that it carries or is required in the document. same.
The page is a letter-size page that has between 20 and 23 lines, written by type or from a text editor (Word) and if the language used is Spanish, it presents between 200 and 250 words and 300 in the English language.
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