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) 

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` = ?