Page Size


Occasionally, an item to be included either in the text or as an appendix, such as a table or a diagram, which cannot be reduced, requires a page size larger than A4. While maintaining the normal vertical dimension, the paper may be folded as shown in Figure 6. To avoid being cut during the binding stage of the dissertation, the fold must not be more than 195mm from the left-hand edge of the paper. Similarly, the folded section edge should not be less than 40mm from the left-hand edge of the paper to avoid being sewn in.

size of paper normally used for dissertations is known as A4 (210 mm x 297 mm) and is used vertically (sometimes referred to as ˋportrait’). The paper should be of good quality and with sufficient opacity to ensure the type does not show through. Only one side of the paper is used.