We explain what a page is and what it is used for. In addition, how long is a page and the most used formats of sheets.

A pastern measures approximately 14.8 centimeters by 21 centimeters.

What is a pastern?

When we deliver a written research work, a thesis, a rehearsal or a practical work, among others, it is likely that we will be asked to be of a certain length. This extension is requested in pages, that is, on sheets of a specific size: letter, typewritten with a normal font, that is, 12 points and single or double spaced.

It is estimated that a primer has between 20 and 23 lines. Size sheet letter must be typed on a typewriter or computer. A page can contain an approximate amount of 1700 characters or between 200 and 250 words in Spanish, and up to 300 in English.

What is known as a page corresponds to a quarter of a sheet, hence its name. A sheet is exactly the size of two sheets, each of which contains two pages. If we divide a page in two, we obtain a leaflet.

A pastern measures approximately 14.8 centimeters by 21 centimeters.

Paper formats

The A4 page format is the most widely used today.

Other typical formats of sheets of paper in which a work can be written are:

  • A4. The most used form today, due to its practical size. The paper cut measures 210 by 297 mm, which corresponds to 21 by 29.7 centimeters.
  • Legal. It is the second option when printing a job. Its measurements are 35.6 by 21.6 centimeters.
  • Job. It is a more extensive cut, whose measurements are 33 by 21.6 centimeters.

It must be remembered that the number of words per sheet will also depend, not only on the size of the sheet, but also on the margins that we indicate to the program that we are using to process the text. In general, normal margins are usually left (approximately 3 to 4 centimeters in the left lateral, superior and inferior margins, leaving the right with 2.5 cm).

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