Garamond, 12 pt?

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Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:37 pm

So I just realized the standard typeface I use is Garamond 12 pt. When I changed to Times New Roman, my essay went from exactly two pages (dbl spaced, 1 inch margins---which BTW was changed from the default .79") to +3 lines.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby tourdeforcex » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:38 pm

is there a question somewhere there?

or did you find five dollars?

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby NZA » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:39 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:So I just realized the standard typeface I use is Garamond 12 pt. When I changed to Times New Roman, my essay went from exactly two pages (dbl spaced, 1 inch margins---which BTW was changed from the default .79") to +3 lines.


Snippity snip snip. Times and Arial are the two generally accepted fonts. CSO: cut stuff out.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 8:52 pm

tourdeforcex wrote:is there a question somewhere there?

or did you find five dollars?


Should I change to Times New Roman?

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:09 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
tourdeforcex wrote:is there a question somewhere there?

or did you find five dollars?


Should I change to Times New Roman?


Yup. Should have used that in the first place. Editing sucks, but there ya go.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:37 pm

rad law wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:
tourdeforcex wrote:is there a question somewhere there?

or did you find five dollars?


Should I change to Times New Roman?


Yup. Should have used that in the first place. Editing sucks, but there ya go.


You really are the king of irrelevant douchey comments

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby D-ROCCA » Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:51 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
rad law wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:
tourdeforcex wrote:is there a question somewhere there?

or did you find five dollars?


Should I change to Times New Roman?


Yup. Should have used that in the first place. Editing sucks, but there ya go.


You really are the king of irrelevant douchey comments


While that may be true, he's still right. You should've used a normal font in the first place-not that the person reading your essay gives a shit what font you use.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby tourdeforcex » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:03 pm

not that the person reading your essay gives a shit what font you use


+1

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:08 pm

NZA wrote: Times and Arial are the two generally accepted fonts.


I think people are already too neurotic about law schools applications; incorrectly claiming that there are just two generally accepted fonts is only going to unnecessarily exacerbate the problem.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby usuaggie » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:08 pm

do ctrl F, click advanced, type a period in the find box and a period in the replace box, and make word replace all your periods with size 8 periods. do the same for commas and spaces. it'll fit into two pages.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:13 pm

usuaggie wrote:do ctrl F, click advanced, type a period in the find box and a period in the replace box, and make word replace all your periods with size 8 periods. do the same for commas and spaces. it'll fit into two pages.


I seriously doubt this...unless a change moves the end of a paragraph up a line I;m not sure about this...also your essay would look really weird if all the punctuation was bite sized
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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:16 pm

Bildungsroman wrote:
NZA wrote: Times and Arial are the two generally accepted fonts.


I think people are already too neurotic about law schools applications; incorrectly claiming that there are just two generally accepted fonts is only going to unnecessarily exacerbate the problem.


So any other fonts that are "standard"?

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:19 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
NZA wrote: Times and Arial are the two generally accepted fonts.


I think people are already too neurotic about law schools applications; incorrectly claiming that there are just two generally accepted fonts is only going to unnecessarily exacerbate the problem.


So any other fonts that are "standard"?


I used Calibri, which is the default for my version of Word. I don't suspect that it has hurt me so far.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:21 pm

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
Bildungsroman wrote:
NZA wrote: Times and Arial are the two generally accepted fonts.


I think people are already too neurotic about law schools applications; incorrectly claiming that there are just two generally accepted fonts is only going to unnecessarily exacerbate the problem.


So any other fonts that are "standard"?


Just always use Times New Roman 12. Seriously. Always. Yeah, people might not care, but why take the chance when it is just so easy to use Times New Roman 12?

And yes, I've had people (teachers, workplaces, etc.) be like "lol Calibri." Just use TNR 12.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:23 pm

It's such an ugly font compared to Garamond, oh well

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:24 pm

nvm
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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Bildungsroman » Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:26 pm

Also Calibri takes up more space so I switched my PS to it when I got tired of writing it.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Flips88 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:30 am

The only school I remember hearing about a specific font and size was UCLA. Other than them, 11 pt font should be fine and any professional looking font as well. So if you're paranoid and want to use TNR, then drop it to 11 pt. FWIW, I used Garamond, 11pt for my PS as did one of my friends. Don't let Douchey McGee up there scare you about not using TNR. As long as your PS follows the school's guidelines, i.e. if it's restricted to two pages or no less than 11 pt font or 12 pt font, or if it specifies a font, then you're fine. Just did a quick check of my PS: changing to 12 pt TNR would make me have to eliminate over 200 words.

Also, I might suggest searching "garamond" in the forum search and finding posts of everyone saying it's fine.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:36 am

Flips88 wrote:Don't let Douchey McGee up there scare you about not using TNR.


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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby nathan. » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:38 am

most serifs should be fine. don't use anything typewriter-y. arial seems "middle school."

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:47 am

nathan. wrote:most serifs should be fine. don't use anything typewriter-y. arial seems "middle school."


Or just use TNR because you literally CANNOT go wrong.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby nathan. » Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:56 am

rad law wrote:
bigkahuna2020 wrote:Should I change to Times New Roman?


Yup. Should have used that in the first place. Editing sucks, but there ya go.


rad law wrote:Just always use Times New Roman 12. Seriously. Always. Yeah, people might not care, but why take the chance when it is just so easy to use Times New Roman 12?

And yes, I've had people (teachers, workplaces, etc.) be like "lol Calibri." Just use TNR 12.



rad law wrote:
nathan. wrote:most serifs should be fine. don't use anything typewriter-y. arial seems "middle school."


Or just use TNR because you literally CANNOT go wrong.



wait a minute. so you're suggesting which typeface to use??

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:03 am

nathan. wrote:wait a minute. so you're suggesting which typeface to use??


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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby bigkahuna2020 » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:38 am

rad law wrote:
nathan. wrote:most serifs should be fine. don't use anything typewriter-y. arial seems "middle school."


Or just use TNR because you literally CANNOT go wrong.


Do you seriously have the psychological makeup of a 5 year old? Just saying the same thing repeatedly until you get attention? Say your piece, move on. Jesus.

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Re: Garamond, 12 pt?

Postby Grizz » Mon Dec 27, 2010 2:43 am

bigkahuna2020 wrote:
rad law wrote:
nathan. wrote:most serifs should be fine. don't use anything typewriter-y. arial seems "middle school."


Or just use TNR because you literally CANNOT go wrong.


Do you seriously have the psychological makeup of a 5 year old? Just saying the same thing repeatedly until you get attention? Say your piece, move on. Jesus.


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