You have several documents that you need to get into one binder. But some of the documents are legal size, while others are the size of a regular sheet of paper. Legal-size paper can be a bit of a hassle to get into a regular binder because of the extra 3.5 inches of length. However, there are binders that are made for legal-size paper. You can also fit the paper into a smaller binder by folding it and strategically placing the paper punch holes.
Things You'll Need
- Legal-size binder
- Regular-size binder
- Three-hole punch
Punching on the Long Side
Punch holes with a three-hole punch into a legal-size piece of paper lengthwise, on the 14-inch side. Be sure to line up the paper so you punch holes into the top left side of the paper. Don't punch holes in the middle of the sheet; you won't be able to fit it into the binder.
Place the sheet of paper in the binder.
Fold the bottom part of the paper so it fits within the binder.
Punching on the Short Side
Fold the legal-size piece of paper in half, so it measures 8.5 by 7 inches.
Line the 8.5-inch side, not at the fold, but at the opposite side with a three-hole punch. Line it up so the punch only punches two holes into the paper, rather than three.
Place this piece of paper into the binder.
- Photo Credit Jorg Greuel/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Paper Letter Vs. Legal
There are a variety of paper sizes throughout the world. The American National Standards Institute, or ANSI, sets the standard for the...
How to Punch Four Holes in Paper
In the United States, the standard letter-sized paper is 8.5 by 11 inches. However, in Europe, a standard, letter-sized paper often is...
How to Adjust Two Hole Paper Punches
Medical charts and legal documents are often stored in vertical notebooks that require the documents have two holes punched along the top...
How to Fold a Blue Print
Blueprints are typically large sheets of paper that are stapled together along the left side twice. Often the sheets are stapled every...
How to Fold Legal Paper
A properly folded sheet of legal paper can make all the difference in the presentation of your document to the recipient. Legal...
How to Fold a Paper Letter
Image is everything, especially in the business world. If you have a small business or have recently taken your place in the...
How to Create a Presentation Binder
Presentation binders store and display information in an easily accessible, professional-looking manner. Creating a customized presentation binder will keep your documents organized...
How to Fold Legal Paper to Fit in Envelope
Like standard letter size paper, legal paper needs to be folded so that it can be mailed in a standard, legal-size envelope....