Spacing: 8 mm
Margin: 5 mm
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Paperkit free printable lined paper template

Highly customizable

With Paperkit you can easily generate online the exact type of lined paper that you need. Use the toolbar to adjust the settings. You have full control over spacing between dots, margin size, stroke color and width as well as paper size. A live preview will help you evaluate your design. There are five formats available: A4, A3, legal, tabloid and letter. You can use units that you are comfortable with (millimeters or inches).

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Once you decide on the parameters of your template and you are satisfied with its design you can download it to your hard drive. A blank template will be provided as a ready to print PDF file. It will open in a new window - you can immediately print it or save it by clicking the right button. Whether you need lined writing paper for kids or for drawing you can easily adjust the paper to your needs.

Lined paper template

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Also available as: dotted paper, lined paper

Predefined lined paper templates

0.1 inch printable lined paper template

Format: Letter (8.5" x 11")

Line spacing: 0.25 inches

Margin: 0.25 inches

0.25 inch printable lined paper template

Format: Letter (8.5" x 11")

Line spacing: 0.50 inches

Margin: 0.25 inches

0.5 inch

Format: Letter (8.5" x 11")

Line spacing: 0.5 inches

Margin: 1 inch

5 mm grid

Format: A4 (210 × 297 mm)

Line spacing: 5mm

Margin: 5mm

3 mm

Format: A4 (210 × 297 mm)

Line spacing: 10 mm

Margin: 5 mm

10 mm grid

Format: A4 (210 × 297 mm)

Line spacing: 20mm

Margin: 5mm

Lined paper (or ruled paper) is writing paper composed of horizontal lines that separate lines of hand-written text. Additionally, this kind of paper may provide margins in the form of vertical lines. It is a good alternative for blank paper when it comes to writing, calligraphy, noting music or drawing graphs. For various reasons many people can not write in straight lines without it. Evenly spaced straight guides make for both easier writing and reading. In other words - they keep your writing straight. The type of ruling depands on the purpose of the paper or the style of handwriting. All types share the same layout that consists of equally spaced horizontal lines with optional vertical lines drawn to indicate margins or sections. The most common example is notebook paper that comes in many sizes and formats but it always has the same structure. It is of course easy to buy lined paper. But you may also easily generate your own printable lined paper. One of the reasons for doing that is flexibility. When you create it from scratch, you can control every aspect of it. If you need a specific margin size or spacing the paper that you need is only a few clicks away.

Ruled paper is something that we are all familiar with. In many cultures it is essential for learning to write by hand. Children in preschool, kindergarten and early elementary learn and practice handwriting using writing paper. It uses additional dotted line between two horizontal lines to help children position and scale characters properly. More sophisticated writing papers also provide a character spacer line that each numeral or letter is written within. As the students improve their skills they start using regular ruled paper with only two lined that separate lines of hand-written text. Later on vertical lines may be introduced to provide margins or to act as tab stops.

Music paper (also known as Manuscript paper o r staff paper) may be seen as a special example of lined paper. It is paper preprinted with staves ready and is used when handwriting music. The most basic page is composed of a series of five-line staves, each spanning the width of the page.