Enter the point size of a headline (points) into the Pica Calculator. The calculator will evaluate the Pica. 

Pica Formula

The following two example problems outline the steps and information needed to calculate the Pica.

P = H / 12


  • P is the Pica (picas)
  • H is the point size of a headline (points) 

To calculate the picas, divide the point size of the headline by 12.

How to Calculate Pica?

The following steps outline how to calculate the Pica.

  1. First, determine the point size of a headline (points). 
  2. Next, gather the formula from above = P = H / 12`.
  3. Finally, calculate the Pica.
  4. After inserting the variables and calculating the result, check your answer with the calculator above.

Example Problem : 

Use the following variables as an example problem to test your knowledge.

point size of a headline (points) = 144

P = H / 12` = ?