LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

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kertz
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LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby kertz » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:34 am

Hi guys,

I'm running into an odd problem, and was wondering if any of you have experienced it and can help me out. When I upload my personal statement to LSAC, the length slightly increases. The statement has one-inch margins and fits onto two pages when I look at it on my computer, but when I upload it, one lined gets pushed to the third page. I wrote the statement on Apple Pages and exported it to a Word doc, but both as a .pages and .doc file, the statement is two pages before upload.

Does anyone know how to deal with this?

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Ruxin1
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby Ruxin1 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:38 am

kertz wrote:Hi guys,

I'm running into an odd problem, and was wondering if any of you have experienced it and can help me out. When I upload my personal statement to LSAC, the length slightly increases. The statement has one-inch margins and fits onto two pages when I look at it on my computer, but when I upload it, one lined gets pushed to the third page. I wrote the statement on Apple Pages and exported it to a Word doc, but both as a .pages and .doc file, the statement is two pages before upload.

Does anyone know how to deal with this?


PDF's

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MsAvocadoPit
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby MsAvocadoPit » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:29 pm

PDFs are not allowed anymore. I am sad about this!

My friend was having issues with formatting, and she fixed it by switching to Times New Roman font. So maybe if you're using a different font, try that?
Last edited by MsAvocadoPit on Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:57 pm, edited 1 time in total.

kertz
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby kertz » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:43 pm

Yeah I'm definitely using times new roman. Double spaced. Not sure what's going on here.

And I wish I could PDF! That is so much more professional and such a better format for transmitting docs. Unfortunately, LSAC does not allow you to upload PDFs.

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LoveLife89
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby LoveLife89 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:45 pm

Switch to Garamond. It's smaller than Times and still pretty and professional.

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foosbol21
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby foosbol21 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:11 pm

LoveLife89 wrote:Switch to Garamond. It's smaller than Times and still pretty and professional.


+1 to Garamond. I'm using it for all of my app materials.

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SumStalwart
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Re: LSAC Changes My Personal Statement Length

Postby SumStalwart » Thu Oct 25, 2012 4:08 am

Garamond all of the way.




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