# A2 dimensions

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by madknoxie, Aug 20, 2003.

What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?

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> What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?
>
> Thanks,

An A3 is 297mm x 420mm, so an A2 must be 420mm x 594mm - assuming you
don't need extra mm for the bleeding. )

"Just trying to help whenever I can." )

3. ### TimGuest

:

> What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?
>
> Thanks,

I see you have already got the answer you wanted, but I wanted to mention
this anyway

http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html

I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the current

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Tim
- <insert witty signature here>

Tim, Aug 20, 2003
4. ### Russell SmithiesGuest

"Tim" <> wrote in message
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> :
>
> > What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?
> >
> > Thanks,

>
> I see you have already got the answer you wanted, but I wanted to mention
> this anyway
>
> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html
>
> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the current
>
>
> --
> Tim
> - <insert witty signature here>
>

All A series sizes are derived from A0 which is 1 sq meter of paper with
sides having ratio 1 : sqrt(2).
A1 is 1/2 of an A0, A2 =s 1/2 of an A1, A3 is 1/2 of an A2 etc. and ratio
of sides stays the same.
With a bit of math, you can work out all the sizes you need

Russell

Russell Smithies, Aug 20, 2003
5. ### Nicolaas HawkinsGuest

On 21 Aug 2003 Russell Smithies wrote :

>
> "Tim" <> wrote in message
> news:Xns93DE31863FEBnewsgroupsnetdaemonc@192.168.0.1...
>>
>> > What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?
>> >
>> > Thanks,

>>
>> I see you have already got the answer you wanted, but I wanted to
>> mention this anyway
>>
>> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html
>>
>> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the
>> current paper sizes came about.
>>
>>
>> --
>> Tim
>> - <insert witty signature here>
>>

>
> All A series sizes are derived from A0 which is 1 sq meter of paper
> with sides having ratio 1 : sqrt(2).
> A1 is 1/2 of an A0, A2 =s 1/2 of an A1, A3 is 1/2 of an A2 etc. and
> ratio of sides stays the same.
> With a bit of math, you can work out all the sizes you need
>
> Russell
>
>
>
>

And now a straight answer, free of needless (in this context) sidetracking,
technical and historic baffledegook and gobblegabble:

Yes, the size of an A-2 sheet is 420 x 594 mm.

--
Nicolaas.

- "Oh, Shit!", said Pooh, when he found epsom salts in his hunny.

Nicolaas Hawkins, Aug 21, 2003
6. ### Russell SmithiesGuest

"Nicolaas Hawkins" <> wrote in message
news:bi1foi\$80b\$...
> On 21 Aug 2003 Russell Smithies wrote :
>
> >
> > "Tim" <> wrote in message
> > news:Xns93DE31863FEBnewsgroupsnetdaemonc@192.168.0.1...
> >> madknoxie <> wrote in
> >>
> >> > What are the measurements for A2 pages? 594mm x 420mm?
> >> >
> >> > Thanks,
> >>
> >> I see you have already got the answer you wanted, but I wanted to
> >> mention this anyway
> >>
> >> http://www.cl.cam.ac.uk/~mgk25/iso-paper.html
> >>
> >> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the
> >> current paper sizes came about.
> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> Tim
> >> - <insert witty signature here>
> >>

> >
> > All A series sizes are derived from A0 which is 1 sq meter of paper
> > with sides having ratio 1 : sqrt(2).
> > A1 is 1/2 of an A0, A2 =s 1/2 of an A1, A3 is 1/2 of an A2 etc. and
> > ratio of sides stays the same.
> > With a bit of math, you can work out all the sizes you need
> >
> > Russell
> >
> >
> >
> >

>
> And now a straight answer, free of needless (in this context)

sidetracking,
> technical and historic baffledegook and gobblegabble:
>
> Yes, the size of an A-2 sheet is 420 x 594 mm.
>
>
> --
> Nicolaas.
>
>
> - "Oh, Shit!", said Pooh, when he found epsom salts in his hunny.

I hate giving simple answers to questions that can be found by typing "a2
paper dimension" in google. It comes up with
http://www.littlebit.com/general_info/papersize.htm as the 4th hit.
Sometimes people need to be shown where to find info rather than be given

Russell

Russell Smithies, Aug 21, 2003
7. ### Nicolaas HawkinsGuest

On 21 Aug 2003 Russell Smithies wrote :

> I hate giving simple answers to questions

Hardly news.

> that can be found by typing
> "a2 paper dimension" in google. It comes up with
> http://www.littlebit.com/general_info/papersize.htm as the 4th hit.
> Sometimes people need to be shown where to find info rather than be

So what do you tell your partner (on the assumption that you have one) when
he asks what you would like for dinner?

Remember that not everybody is as devoted to pedagogy as you profess to be
(thank the Deity!).

--
Nicolaas.

- Aw, hell! Not ANOTHER learning experience!

Nicolaas Hawkins, Aug 21, 2003
8. ### GordonGuest

On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:22:00 +1200, Tim wrote:

>
> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the current

Love the quote. To quote ;-)

Globalization starts with getting the details right.
Inconsistent use of SI units and international
standard paper sizes remain today a primary
cause for U.S. businesses failing to meet
the expectations of the global economy.

--
Gordon

Works for me, will work for you, so be it.

Gordon, Aug 21, 2003
9. ### GordonGuest

On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 16:30:25 +1200, Russell Smithies wrote:

> I hate giving simple answers to questions that can be found by typing "a2
> paper dimension" in google. It comes up with
> http://www.littlebit.com/general_info/papersize.htm as the 4th hit.

Sizes given are in inches! Hopeless ;-)

> Sometimes people need to be shown where to find info rather than be given

So now all we need is to find out how many mm in an inch ;-)

--
Gordon

Works for me, will work for you, so be it.

Gordon, Aug 21, 2003
10. ### Brian DooleyGuest

On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 17:36:25 +1200, "Gordon" <>
wrote:

>On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:22:00 +1200, Tim wrote:
>
>>
>> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the current

>
>Love the quote. To quote ;-)
>
>Globalization starts with getting the details right.
> Inconsistent use of SI units and international
> standard paper sizes remain today a primary
> cause for U.S. businesses failing to meet
> the expectations of the global economy.

The American intention is to enforce the use of the american
system of imperial units to ensure consistency.

--
Brian Dooley

Wellington New Zealand

Brian Dooley, Aug 22, 2003
11. ### Howard JohnsonGuest

"Brian Dooley" <> wrote in message
news:...
>
> On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 17:36:25 +1200, "Gordon" <>
> wrote:
>
> >On Thu, 21 Aug 2003 00:22:00 +1200, Tim wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> I found it quite interesting a while ago, it is all about how the

current
> >> paper sizes came about.

> >
> >Love the quote. To quote ;-)
> >
> >Globalization starts with getting the details right.
> > Inconsistent use of SI units and international
> > standard paper sizes remain today a primary
> > cause for U.S. businesses failing to meet
> > the expectations of the global economy.

>
> The American intention is to enforce the use of the american
> system of imperial units to ensure consistency.
>