Dash Size and RatioMethod 'A' treats the space of the paper as catalog of variables. In series 004, each vertical line is divided into equal length portions. A dashed line is drawn over that portion. Depending on the vertical position, each portion is assigned a ratio of dash length to gap length. Portions near the bottom of the page have higher ratios than those nearer to the top. The relative size of each dash is related to the portions position on the page from left to right. Lines on the left are made with short segments, while the lines towards the right are longer.