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Why Is The Margin Line Drawn On The Sides Of The Notebook?


Why Does Notebook Paper Have Margin: You must have seen the margin line of red colour on the notebook’s sides. These margin lines are formed, very few people will know the answer. The purpose of making these margin lines on the notebook is not related to the writing. What is the purpose of making it, how did it start, know the answers to these questions…

There are different opinions about why the margin line has been created. It is said that paper manufacturers started it. The reason for this was rats. The paper was damaged a lot due to rats. As a result, the edges of the paper were gnawed by rats. To protect against this loss, margin lines were made at the edges.

Why Does Notebook Paper Have Margin

According to the second opinion earlier, there were no staplers. The copy was tied with a thread. Sometimes the threads would break, and the paper twisted from the edges. Therefore, leaving some space from the edges, made a red line so that the paper folded at the edges does not affect the writing. Thus began the line on notebooks.


Another advantage of these margin lines has been mentioned in the current round. Due to these margin lines, the article written on the paper is visible and easy to read. However, the most popular belief is associated with rats. It is said that these lines have been made to protect the paper from getting damaged.

However, the use of marginal lines is decreasing with time. Earlier it was made on the pages of notebooks and diaries; now, gradually, due to the running of spiral notebooks and journals, their use has slowly stopped.

Abhay Singh
Abhay Singh
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