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amkid100
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fudged margins and spacing

Postby amkid100 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:33 pm

right now my PS is 2 pages with .9 margins and 1.95 spacing (12 pt. times new roman). is that ok for schools with a 2-page double-spaced limit?

sorry...i'm sure this has been asked a billion times.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby DoubleChecks » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:36 pm

iunno, but what i DO know is...you can cut it

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby bk1 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:38 pm

Yeah adcomms are idiots who wouldn't notice this shit.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby sankara » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:39 pm

i did .9 all around, double spaced, 11 font times new roman.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby mr_toad » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 pm

From what I can tell, the moment you get too close to the bottom, the PDF generator just wraps it onto the next page. I had that problem with my resume, where the very bottom line (with 1 inch margins) was being moved to the next page, so I had to remove a line to make it stick. Someone could experiment and see if there's a hard margin on the generator that you just can't cross without going onto a new page.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby mr_toad » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:43 pm

Edit: double-post.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby amkid100 » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:44 pm

bk1 wrote:Yeah adcomms are idiots who wouldn't notice this shit.


serious? sarcastic?

-socially inept

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby RTFM » Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:59 pm

mr_toad wrote:From what I can tell, the moment you get too close to the bottom, the PDF generator just wraps it onto the next page. I had that problem with my resume, where the very bottom line (with 1 inch margins) was being moved to the next page, so I had to remove a line to make it stick. Someone could experiment and see if there's a hard margin on the generator that you just can't cross without going onto a new page.


.56 margins (which are the printable margins in Word) go three lines onto the next page, FYI.

OP, they will notice. Especially the spacing--if a school says double-spaced, I would definitely do actual double spacing. If a school doesn't specify margins, well, then it's up to you to decide what to do.

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Re: fudged margins and spacing

Postby achilles » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:43 pm

I agree that you should probably do real double spacing if the school tells you to. I haven't encountered any schools that give margin guidelines...anyone know of any? I've been making mine 1 inch, but I have one bottom margin at .95 to fit a Why X essay onto one page. I think your .9 should be fine




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