Legal is a paper size that is mainly used in the USA and Canada for a wide range of documents, including letters and forms. It is also called US legal.


A Legal size page measures 216 × 356 millimeters or 8.5 × 14.00 inches. In PostScript, its dimensions are 612 × 1008 points. Legal has the same width as the ‘Letter’ paper size but it is taller.


The most popular paper size in the USA is Letter which has the same width but is 11 inches high instead of 14.

Outside of the USA and Canada, the international ISO 216 standard is used. The ISO-alternative to Letter is called A4 or DIN A4 and measures 8.27 x 11.69″ or 210 × 297 mm.

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