Page size

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

Page size may refer to any of the following:


1. With computers, page size refers to the size of a page, which is a block of stored memory. Page size affects the amount of memory needed and space used when running programs. Most operating systems allow for the determination of the page size when a program begins running, which allows it to calculate the most efficient use of memory while running that program.

2. With web pages, page size (also called page weight) refers to the overall size of a particular web page. A page size includes all of the files that are used to create the web page. These files include the HTML document, any included images, style sheets, scripts, and other media. For example, a web page with an HTML document size of 10 K, a 20 K image file, and a 5 K style sheet file has a 35 K page size.

3. With print documents, page size refers to the size of the paper for the final printed document. Examples include letter size (8.5 x 11-inches) or legal (8.5 x 14-inches).

Memory terms, Operating systems, Printing terms