Subject: Re: Paper Sizes [was about someone asking what 100R meant]
Date: Mon, 23 Dec 2002 08:42:49 +0100
Organization: Tiscali Benelux
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On Sat, 21 Dec 2002 21:22:02 +0100, "Frank Bemelman"
>"Zefram Cochrane" schreef in bericht
>> "Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
>> > of regular paper). But.. European binders have 4 holes instead of 3,
>> Not so. There's no such thing as a "European binder". Hole punchers
>> and binders can have a wide variety of numbers and spacing. Is
>> binder-holage mandated by some standard in the US ?
>Well, the regular office binders here in Europe seem to be all
>identical, and have 4 prongs, the cheaper ones have only 2 prongs
>in the middle. Most common punchers are fixed, and make 2 or 4 holes.
>My 'deluxe' puncher has adjustable punchers, so I can punch sheets
>with 3 holes, for filing sheets in the odd 'U.S.' binder on my shelf.
And the holes in the punchers have an 8cm distance. That's why the
rulers on some 2-hole punchers have, in addition to the paper size
markings 'A3', 'A4', 'A5' etc, a marking '888'. Put the paper in on
this marker, punch holes, turn over the paper, put it on the '888'
marker agaon, punch holes. You now have 4 holes in a row, at distances
of 8 cm. (Only works for A4 sized paper.)