Have you ever tried to create a Microsoft Word document in long bond paper size but you don’t know the exact measurements? You might be asking, “What is the size of a long bond paper?” Luckily for you, we will answer your question and, at the same time, teach you how to choose the correct paper size in Microsoft Word.
Why is it important to select the correct paper size in Microsoft Word? For one, choosing the wrong paper size may produce a less desirable result during printing. Imagine that you created your Word document in legal size, but the paper you will use for printing is only letter size. The result is that the bottom portion of the page will not be printed.
Or let’s say that you selected letter size but your printer paper is legal size. This could also result in unbalanced margins (for example, the bottom margin will be wider than the top) and other unsightly formatting, which won’t look good especially if you’re printing a certificate or a borderless document.
To avoid that, you will need to choose the correct document size in Microsoft Word (or whatever word processor) that is ideally the same size as the paper it will be printed on. If the paper you have in your printer is letter size or short bond paper, then your document size should also be letter size.
Some companies and government agencies also have specific requirements when it comes to paper sizes. For example, the Philippine government requires the use of A4 paper in all agencies and departments, while letter-sized paper remains the standard for business correspondence. It’s always a good thing to know the size of paper that is suitable for a given purpose before you print and send it to your intended recipient.
What is the Long Bond Paper Size?
These are the exact dimensions of the long bond paper:
- The long bond paper size in inches is 8.5″ x 13″.
- The long bond paper size in centimeters (cm) is 21.59 cm x 33.02 cm.
- The long bond paper size in millimeters (mm) is 215.9 mm x 330.2 mm.
The long bond paper size (8.5″ x 13″) is not to be confused with legal size (8.5″ x 14″). If you will be creating a Word document in long bond paper, do not select Legal (215.9 x 355.6 mm). Instead, create a custom size for your document. Read on to learn how.
How to Setup Long Bond Paper Size in Microsoft Word
Microsoft Word is the most widely used word processor and for good reason. With MS Word, anyone can create all kinds of documents such as letters, reports, resumes, certificates, invitations and many more. You’ll discover how easy it is to create a document in long bond paper size or any other size for that matter.
First, launch Microsoft Word and create a new document (Ctrl + N).
Click the Layout tab on the main menu, and then click Size. A dropdown list of paper sizes will appear. Click More Paper Sizes at the bottom of that list (refer to the screenshot below).
The Page Setup dialog will appear. You will notice that the letter size (which is the default paper size in Microsoft Word) has a width of 21.59 cm and a height of 27.94 cm.
To change the paper size to long bond paper, enter the following dimensions in centimeters (cm):
- Width: 21.59 cm
- Height: 33.02 cm
You can also enter the paper size dimensions in inches:
- Width: 8.5 in
- Height: 13 in
If the default paper size is letter size, you don’t need to change the width, since the width is just the same (21.59 cm). Only change the height to 33.02 cm or 13 in.
After entering the custom width and height, the paper size name will be changed to “Custom size.”
Optionally, you can click the Set As Default button to make the long bond paper size as your default paper size. This means that every new Word document that you create will be set to long bond paper size.
If you don’t set it as default, only the size of the current document will be changed, and you will have to change the paper size dimensions again when you create a new Word document. It’s certainly a hassle if you work mostly with long bond paper, so it’s advisable to set it as the default paper size. In any case, you can easily switch to letter size with just a few clicks.
Finally, click OK to apply your changes. Your Microsoft Word document is now in long bond paper size.
How to Setup Long Bond Paper Size in Google Docs
Google Docs is a web-based alternative to Microsoft Word. Although Google Docs is not as powerful and versatile as Word, many people are using it due to the fact that it’s free and can be accessed anywhere using a web browser.
If you want to setup a long bond paper size in Google Docs, here is how to do it.
First, open Google Docs if you haven’t done so already, and create a new document. Click File on the toolbar menu and then Page setup.
The Page Setup dialog will appear. As you can see, the default paper size is Letter (8.5″ x 11″). Change it to long bond paper size by selecting Folio (8.5″ x 13″).
Click the Set as default button to make the long paper size as the default size for new Google Docs documents.
Click OK to apply the changes. The Google Docs document is now in long bond paper size.
You’ve just learned the size of the long bond paper in centimeters, millimeters and inches, as well as how to change the paper size in Microsoft Word and Google Docs. Keep in mind that your newfound knowledge can also be applied to create custom paper sizes to suit your specific word processing and printing needs.