Google Drawing provides 3 standard sizes and a multitude of custom choices to pick from when choosing a page setup of an Interactive Manipulative.
- The standard 4:3 is equivalent to a width of 10 inches and a height of 7.5 inches.
- Widescreen 16:9 is equivalent to a width of 10 inches and a height of 5.625 inches
- Widescreen 16:10 is equivalent to a width of 10 inches and a height of 6.25 inches.
- When in custom view you have the four measurement forms of inches, centimeter, points or pixels to choice from.
- Inches are the standard unit of measurement used by Americans.
- Centimeters are the standard unit of measurement used by most countries.
- Points are a printers measurement term based upon typography measurements.
- Pixels are the resolution measurement term for photographs.
- Use the form of measurement your most familiar with when choosing page settings.
What to Consider When Choosing a Page setup
- Are you going to be printing the Google Drawing or strictly using it as an interactive manipulative?
- If printing it is easiest to stay within a standard size paper setting such as 8.5 inches by 11 inches or smaller.
- Remember the only thing which prints is anything placed within the work area.
- Choosing which size to use really depends on personal preference and if one is using the drawing to print or as an interactive manipulative.
- At the beginning of this post is an example of a custom size interactive manipulative where anything laying outside of the work area will not print. However it is suitable for a learning interactive (hyperdoc) Manipulative.