Tabloid & Ledger

Tabloid and Ledger are two names for the same page size but with a different orientation. They are also called ANSI B. Tabloid and Ledger are used for drawings, diagrams, and large tables. This is also the ideal format to print two Letter size documents as a spread.


A Tabloid or Ledger size page measures 279.4 × 431.8 millimeters or 11.00 × 17.00 inches. In PostScript, its dimensions are 792 × 1224 points.

  • For Tabloid, the page is vertical or ‘portrait’.
  • Ledger is a horizontal or ‘landscape’ page format.

Part of the ANSI standard

Tabloid/Ledger is part of a set or range of page sizes, called the ANSI/ASME Y14.1 standard. This US standard was established in 1995. Two Tabloid pages next to each other in a spread equals the ANSI C paper size. Cut a Tabloid/Ledger page in two (parallel to the shortest side) and you end up with a Letter or ANSI A size document.


Outside of the USA and Canada, the international ISO 216 standard is used. The ISO-alternative to Tabloid and Ledger is called A3 or DIN A3 and measures 11.69 x 16.54″ or 297 × 420 mm.

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