When you design your form, you should be aware that there are many page size standards in use by different countries. The most common international page sizes are set by ISO 216, but not all countries support this standard.
Your choice of page size may also be influenced by other factors. For example, if you are replicating an existing paper form for a government organization, your choice of page size must fit the standards set by that government. On the other hand, if you are creating a "wizard"
form that will only be used online, you may want to ensure that the page size fits the users’ computer screens.The page size in your form must be set in pixels. If you don't know what your desired page size is in pixels, you will need to calculate it.
There are approximately 120 pixels per inch and 48 pixels per centimeter.
Table 1. some of the more common page sizes and their dimensions in pixels
|Page Type||Approximate Size in Pixels|
|A4 (ISO 216)||932 x 1343|
|B5 (ISO 216)||800 x 1152|
|Letter (US)||960 x 1260|
|Legal (US)||960 x 1620|
|Tabloid (US)||1260 x 1980|
|PA4 (proposed intermediary between A4 and US letter)||930 x 1260|
|640 x 480 (screen display)||600 x 265|
|800 x 600 (screen display)||770 x 375|
|1024 x 768 (screen display)||980 x 540|
|1280 x 1024 (screen display)||1230 x 850|
|1600 x 1200 (screen display)||1535 x 1000|
For more information regarding page and paper sizes, see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paper_size
Parent topic: Creating localized forms