wreckofthehope Posted July 5, 2010 Share Posted July 5, 2010 (edited) My boyfriend tells me that American paper is a different size from English paper.... We use A4 sheets, which I take it are somewhat shorter, but perhaps wider, than your sheets, this messes up my calculations of words per page for my essays etc. We work in numbers of words, so my MA thesis will be 20,000 words long - which, not including footnotes, would be approximately 67 pages (double spaced). A chapter of the thesis will be between 15 and 20 pages... a good size for a writing sample - but I don't want there to be problems with a) formatting, if I send anything electronically and they need to print them. b ) inadvertently sending an over or under length writing sample. I think the easiest thing for me is to convert my essays into the paper format used in the US in Word, but the only options it gives me are "Tabloid", "Letter" and "Legal" - does anyone know if one of these is the American paper size I need to use? I know this is a niggly little detail that can wait till MUCH later, but it's still worrying me, so I'd like to put my mind at rest with an answer now. Edited July 5, 2010 by vallensvelvet Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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