graph paper generator
Welcome to the SME Division Graph Paper Generator. Those
of us who teach various science, mathematics, or engineering courses
periodically have need to include an area of graph paper in a lab protocol
or a test as a place in which students are asked to create a graph. However,
the thought of hunting down a sheet of preprinted graph paper to cut to size
and tape to a wordprocessing printout may make inclusion of an area of
graph paper seem like a daunting task. Now, by answering a few simple
questions, below, you can quickly create “graph paper” as a graphic file
which can be directly embedded into your wordprocessing document.
There are a couple of background assumptions. It is assumed that the maximum
size image you might want would fit onto an 8½ × 11 in sheet of paper. Also,
a ratio of 100 pixels/inch (40 p/cm) is assumed. That means, for an 8½ × 11 in
sheet with a ½in margin all around, the maximum graph size is 7½ × 10 in,
(or 10 × 7½ in) which at 100 pixels/in is 750 × 1000 pixels, total.
If you’re working with a halfpage layout, such that each “page” is 5½ in ×
8½ in with a ½in margin all around, that means the maximum available space
is 4½ × 7½ in (450 × 750 px).
Also, due to placement of lines in increments of 10 pixels,
all sizes are rounded to the nearest 10 px (thus, 3.75 in = 375 px becomes
370 px, etc.).
First, decide how large, overall, you want the graph to be. Please choose a size from the dropdown menu, here, or click on the desired size on one of the pictures, below.
or click on one of the pictures, below.
(Note that the lines in the graphics, below, are in the middle of each corresponding area, not the edge.
You are on
either portrait orientation 
or landscape orientation 
You clicked/chose
Secondly, choose a style for your X and Y axes.
What style of X (↔) axis do you wish to create?  What style of Y (↕) axis do you wish to create?  

linear, 0.10 in. divisions (10 lines/inch), all lines the same 
linear, 0.10 in. divisions (10 lines/inch), all lines the same 

linear, 0.20 in. divisions (5 lines/inch), all lines the same 
linear, 0.20 in. divisions (5 lines/inch), all lines the same 

linear, 0.25 in. divisions (4 lines/inch), all lines the same 
linear, 0.25 in. divisions (4 lines/inch), all lines the same 

linear, 1.00 cm divisions (1 line/cm, 2.54 lines/inch), no 0.5 cm lines 
linear, 1.00 cm divisions (1 line/cm, 2.54 lines/inch), no 0.5 cm lines 

linear, 0.10 in. divisions, 10lines darker 
linear, 0.10 in. divisions, 10lines darker 

linear, 0.20 in. divisions, 10lines darker 
linear, 0.20 in. divisions, 10lines darker 

linear, 0.25 in. divisions, 10lines darker 
linear, 0.25 in. divisions, 10lines darker 

linear, 1.00cm divisions, light 0.5cm lines 
linear, 1.00cm divisions, light 0.5cm lines 

linear, 1.00cm divisions, light 0.1cm lines 
linear, 1.00cm divisions, light 0.1cm lines 

logarithmic, 1 cycle 
logarithmic, 1 cycle 

logarithmic, 2 cycles 
logarithmic, 2 cycles 

logarithmic, 3 cycles 
logarithmic, 3 cycles 