definition of pastern

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.

The other typical formats in which a monographic work, an essay or any other document is usually written are: A4: as we have already pointed out, it is the size that is most used today due to the practicality of its measurement precisely, being the same of 21 x 29.7 cm; legal: in terms of use, it is the second most used alternative in the writing of written works, being the measure 35.6 x 21.6 cm., as can be seen, it is somewhat larger than the previous one; and office: 22 x 34 cm.

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