One company I worked for solved this by making the template page size 210mm
x 11in. In other words, we used the A4 width and the US Letter height. This
made the page "fit" either paper size. The only issue was larger top/bottom
margins with A4 paper and slightly larger left/right margins on Letter
On the other hand, some languages run longer than English, so you may
appreciate a longer A4 page. This would be one reason to have two separate
My group is in the process of figuring out what is involved in
translating our docs into other languages. We have a translation vendor
and are well on our way to starting our first prototypes. Our first
issue is that we want to have some of the versions on A4 PDF/paper size,
but we have no idea what is involved. Our FM templates are set up for
8.5x11. We are wondering if we need to make a duplicate set of FM
templates--and we *really* don't want to do that.
Anyone done this before?
Apologies if this has been answered previously. I looked through the
archive, but didn't find anything.
Thanks much for any advice!
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