As you can see from this table the true size of Foolscap is 13¼ x 16½ inches. The paperthat use to be commonly used in offices, that was called Foolscap was in fact the cut size Foolscap Folio.
Before metrication the UK used British Imperial paper sizes, most of which were quickly superseded bythe , however Foolscap Folio, to give it its fullname, the most commonly used office writing paper took longer to disappear. Foolscap was still in everyday office use well into the mid 1980's and the name was often, incorrectly, used to refer to A4 size paper. Foolscap can now only be obtained from specialist paper manufacturers such as and is not available from commercial office supplies stockists.
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Sizes are given in both inches and millimetres.The following paragraphs give an outline of the uses of the paper stock types that are most commonlyused.This paper type was originally produced as writing paper and was highly absorbant due to a high cotton content, howeverits cotton content has reduced in recent years following the advent of modern copying and printing technology.