Is font other than TNR acceptable?

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sach1282
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Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby sach1282 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:13 pm

I know most schools say that 11 point TNR is a minimum, and generally use that as a guideline, but is Calibri, the new default font for MS word acceptable?

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Helmholtz
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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby Helmholtz » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:15 pm

Don't use anything sans-serif.

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby sach1282 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:16 pm

Helmholtz wrote:Don't use anything sans-serif.


I'm not sure what that means.

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby kahechsof » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:17 pm

Just use Times New Roman like everyone else.

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby Grizz » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:19 pm

sach1282 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Don't use anything sans-serif.


I'm not sure what that means.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sans+serif

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby sven » Sun Sep 04, 2011 1:22 pm

Do the online applications even let you use different fonts? When I go to the "Personal Statement" page, they always say that they don't accept PDFs because they aren't able to merge them into the rest of the document. Does this "merging" mean that they just adjust the margins and fonts of your essay to fit the formatting of the rest of the application?

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby rinkrat19 » Sun Sep 04, 2011 6:25 pm

Don't use Calibri, Arial, Helvetica or any other sans serif font.

Garamond is ok, and takes up a bit less space than TNR. Cambria is actually slightly bigger than TNR, but also ok.

This is all moot if a school requires TNR. In that case, don't be a moron: use TNR.

No, "merging" doesn't mean they adjust the margins. The margins and fonts look just like they look in your Word docs. It means they can't include a PDF into the PDF-esque file their system makes of your entire application package for each school. For whatever reason, it doesn't work. They need Word docs or similar.

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Re: Is font other than TNR acceptable?

Postby Kring345 » Mon Sep 05, 2011 2:03 pm

Grizz wrote:
sach1282 wrote:
Helmholtz wrote:Don't use anything sans-serif.


I'm not sure what that means.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sans+serif

That was fucking cool btw.




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