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Wide Ruled Paper

Keep your handwriting tidy by taking notes with wide ruled paper. The generous spacing between the lines of this type of writing paper accommodates text better than narrow and college ruled sheets. Also known as legal ruled, this type of writing paper is popular among grade school students. Staples® carries a wide selection of ruled writing paper, writing pads and notebooks filled with wide ruled pages.

Choose the Right Wide Ruled Paper for Your Writing Needs
The spacing between the horizontal lines of a wide ruled sheet is 0.34 inches or 8.7 mm. It may have a margin or not. If it has a margin, the vertical line sits 1.25 inches from the left-hand edge of the sheet. Legal ruled sheets meant for binders have pre-punched holes along their margins. In addition to such filler pages, wide ruled writing paper also comes in unbound stacks meant for writing pads. These can have adhesives holding them together or perforated tear-away top edges. Choose these if you regularly need single legal ruled sheets. Bound notebooks are perfect for journaling and taking notes in class. These come in different styles ranging from adhesive, stitching, and staple bindings that produce sleek books to spiral and ring binding that are more secure.

Consider Size and Thickness When Comparing Wide Ruled Paper Products
Wide ruled sheets come in different sizes. In the U.S., the two most common ones are letter and legal sizes. Letter size writing paper measures 8.5 x 11 inches while a legal size sheet has a dimension of 8.5 x 14 inches. Choose letter size wide ruled and A4 paper to take notes at school or office. Elementary school children may need smaller junior size writing pads. You can also take office notes with wide ruled legal pads. For these reasons, consider adding wide ruled writing paper to your children's school supplies list.

Manufacturers quote paper thickness in GSM (gram per square meter) or pounds. While GSM describes paper thickness, pound is a measure of weight. Heavier paper tends to be thicker and more durable than lighter options. Thicker pieces of paper also handle water-based inks better than thin ones and are more resilient to rough and repeated erasing. If you write with a fountain pen, you can avoid ink bleed-through by choosing thicker sheets of wide ruled writing paper. For notetaking, look for sheets made of 15 to 20-pound stock.

Can You Use Wide Ruled Paper for College Classes?
Yes. While older students prefer medium or college ruled and graph paper, you can always keep writing with wide ruled sheets even in college. College ruled paper has closer horizontal lines and is suitable for small handwriting. People with large handwriting will find the wider spacing of legal-ruled paper more convenient.

Should You Get Reinforced Wide Ruled Paper?
These loose leaf pages look like regular wide ruled sheets meant for three-ring binders except for their strengthened pre-punched holes. The reinforced strips along their left edges make the pages more durable and protect the holes from tearing when adding, removing, and moving around inside binders.

What Should You Consider When Shopping for Notebooks Filled With Wide Ruled Paper?
Consider features like binding style, size, and cover material. Popular cover material options for bound notebooks include cardstock, chipboard, plastic, and leatherette. You can easily write on paper covers but plastic and leatherette are more durable. Plastic is flexible, comes in a wide range of bright colors, and is waterproof. Staples carries a wide selection of quality office supplies that help keep your home and office organized.
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Pacon Essay & Composition Paper, Ruled, Red Margin, 8" x 10 1/2", 500 Sheets/Pk
Item : 641625 / Model : 2431
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  • Size: 8" x 10 1/2"
  • 500 sheets
  • 3/8" ruled on both sides
8.49 $8.49
500/Pack
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Pacon Zaner-Bloser Picture Story Paper, White, 5/8" Ruled, 12" x 18", 250 Sheets/Pk
Item : 826246 / Model : ZP2694
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  • Size: 12" x 18"
  • 250 sheets
  • Ruled 5/8" horizontally
9.79 $9.79
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Pacon® Wide Ruled Paper, 3/8" Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", White, 500 Sheets
Item : 727159 / Model : 2403
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  • 16-lb. weight
  • No margin
  • Packed 500 sheets per pack
11.49 $11.49
500/Ream
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Pacon Newsprint Paper for D'Nealian Programs, White, 5/8" Long Way Ruled, 8 1/2" x 11", 500 Sheets/Pk
Item : 826007 / Model : 2692
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  • Size: 8 1/2" x 11"
  • 500 sheets
  • 5/8" long way ruled
15.59 $15.59
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Pacon Storybook Paper for D'Nealian Programs, White, 1/2" Short Way Ruled, 11" x 8 1/2", 500 Sheets/Pk
Item : 826011 / Model : PAC2695
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  • Size: 11" x 8 1/2"
  • 500 sheets
  • 1/2" short way ruled
27.49 $27.49
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Pacon Riverside Paper Picture Story Paper 18" x 12", White, 50 Sheets (103157)
Item : 414019 / Model : 103157
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  • 500 picture story newsprint pads for handwriting or visual art programs
  • 1" long short way ruled sheets offer ample space for pictures
  • Dimensions: 12"L x 18"W
13.99 $13.99
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