The Big Font Debate

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The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:17 pm

is there a FONT that law schools expect.... like for a school that says 2 pages double spaced 12 pt font, can I choose a font that let's me get those three lines fit into those two pages

THANKS

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:22 pm

A serif font that doesn't stand out as unusual. Times New Roman or Garamond. (Garamond is a little more compact if you're worrying about space.)

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 2:24 pm

what about TW CEN MT???

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Sun Nov 21, 2010 3:14 pm

I guess.... unless the school specifies do they really care?

Harvard says 11 font, one inch margins, two pages

Northeastern says 2 pages, 12 font

so the rest is up to me?!

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:57 am

curly3426 wrote:I guess.... unless the school specifies do they really care?

Harvard says 11 font, one inch margins, two pages

Northeastern says 2 pages, 12 font

so the rest is up to me?!


Submit in Comic Sans and find out.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby vanwinkle » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:40 am

Times New Roman is a good default to use.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby whymeohgodno » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:45 am

Times New Roman 11 or 12 font can never go wrong?

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James Bond
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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:46 am

Times or Cambria

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby Gotti » Mon Nov 22, 2010 11:24 am

I've found that Arial Narrow is even more compact than Garamond....is that too odd/different?

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:54 pm

I find that on PC's and Mac's certain fonts actually are different....

we should compile a list of acceptable fonts so that people may reference this, also what margins are acceptable!

any experts out there?

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:55 pm

curly3426 wrote:I find that on PC's and Mac's certain fonts actually are different....

we should compile a list of acceptable fonts so that people may reference this, also what margins are acceptable!

any experts out there?

The amount of time you could spend on this would be better spent simply editing your essays to fit without the hijinx.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby BrownBears09 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:56 pm

rinkrat19 wrote:
curly3426 wrote:I guess.... unless the school specifies do they really care?

Harvard says 11 font, one inch margins, two pages

Northeastern says 2 pages, 12 font

so the rest is up to me?!


Submit in Comic Sans and find out.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby blink » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:57 pm

curly3426 wrote:I find that on PC's and Mac's certain fonts actually are different....

we should compile a list of acceptable fonts so that people may reference this, also what margins are acceptable!

any experts out there?



What a waste of time. Just pay attention to what schools say. If it's unclear, use TNR and get on with it.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:04 pm

i already edited and it is fine, but it is a legitimate question... some schools say specific rules and some don't

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:05 pm

if changing your margins just a bit let's you fit everything on two pages, why debate what is best removed

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Re: The Big Font Debacle

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:08 pm

curly3426 wrote:i already edited and it is fine, but it is a legitimate question... some schools say specific rules and some don't


then follow the rules when they're laid out in front of you and use TNR when they're not. Jesus christ this isn't a "big debate" it's common sense.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby curly3426 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:09 pm

what is TNR, i don't know TLS lingo

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:09 pm

curly3426 wrote:what is TNR, i don't know TLS lingo


Times New Roman

It's not TLS lingo, its been said a dozen times throughout this idiotic thread

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby paratactical » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:10 pm

curly3426 wrote:what is TNR, i don't know TLS lingo

Times New Roman

curly3426 wrote:if changing your margins just a bit let's you fit everything on two pages, why debate what is best removed


Because your writing is not good enough to risk annoying people with wonky margins.

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby rinkrat19 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:55 pm

Gotti wrote:I've found that Arial Narrow is even more compact than Garamond....is that too odd/different?


Arial, narrow or otherwise, is a san serif font, which are generally looked upon as unprofessional for use with large blocks of solid text on paper (on screen is another debate).

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Re: The Big Font Debate

Postby blink » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:13 pm

James Bond wrote:
curly3426 wrote:what is TNR, i don't know TLS lingo


Times New Roman

It's not TLS lingo, its been said a dozen times throughout this idiotic thread


paratactical wrote:
curly3426 wrote:what is TNR, i don't know TLS lingo

Times New Roman

curly3426 wrote:if changing your margins just a bit let's you fit everything on two pages, why debate what is best removed


Because your writing is not good enough to risk annoying people with wonky margins.


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