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    What font do you type in?

    Discussion in 'General Writing' started by Duchess-Yukine-Suoh, Sep 19, 2013.

    Personally, I like Tahoma. My 4th grade teacher had us type in it and I really liked the look. So, it stuck, I guess.
     
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    Calibri, size 14. Probably going to a 16 soon. Easier than getting new bifocals. :oops:
     
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    Hey, I type in 14, too! 12 is too small for anybody. Let alone 6 or 8. I wonder why they even have those. :confused:
     
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    I usually start with Calibri because that's the default in Word and then I change to Times New Roman. A Serif type font is supposedly easier on the eye when reading a large amount of text whereas a San-Serif type is clearer to see so is best for titles. I use 12 point for printing and zoom the screen to see the text clearly. It's best to have a line length of about one and a half alphabets.
     
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    I actually use the smaller sizes (as small as 4.5) when creating forms for work.
     
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    Times New Roman. Usually 12, sometimes 14. :D
     
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    Untill now, I just started a rich text document and started writing in the defult font with a size of 14.


    P.S
    I like Trajan font.
     
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    Times New Roman, 14 pt.
     
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    AmerType Md Bt, 12 pt. It has an old typewriter feel to it. Serif type font. One of a ridiculously long list of fonts I accumulated a while back. It renders really nicely in the Jarte word processor.
     
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    I type in Times New Roman, 12-point font.
     
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    Jacque Francois, 6 pt. The smaller the letters, the less pages it takes up, the less time it takes to scroll through (my computer lags). I feel kind of stupid, though, for typing in such a small font . . . *looks around awkwardly*
     
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    Times New Roman, 12 pt. I like bolded Corosiva for titles though. Not sure why.
     
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    Times new Roman or Arial at 14pt. It doesn't really matter so much until I write my final draft, then I use Eurostile.
     
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    Times New Roman 12 pt.
    It's basic for me.
     
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    Since I use a Linux (Ubuntu) Operating system I have a font called Ubuntu... I suppose it can translate into normal peoples Times New Roman.
     
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    I'm currently using Veranda but I wonder if I should go with New Courier. I hear that and Times New Roman are the most widely accepted fonts for manuscripts.
     
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    Cambria 12 or Times New Roman 12 for me
     
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    I used to use 11pt Calibri (I've always found 12pt Calibri to be too big), but for some reason I changed to 12pt Times New Roman awhile ago.
     
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    10pt Cardo. Looks good in print.
     
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    TNR 12 pt, double spaced - that seems to be what most publisher's ask for when it comes to ms submissions and I've gotten used to it.
     
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    When I'm writing (ie. not submitting to publishers) I use Times New Roman 14, 1.5 spaced. On the Mac, it looks like 12 in Word. The drafts I give to people to review, I'll have 12 Courier, double spaced. Obviously, I convert and format as per publisher's guidelines when I'm submitting.
     
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    I thought publishers asked for a non-proportional serif font like New Courier. Much easier to read.
     
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    for prose mss that will be submitted, i only use courier new 12 pt, as it's the most universally acceptable one and tnr is too tiny and cramped for reading in large batches all day, every day, as agents and editors must do...

    for screenplays, the same, as it's the mandated standard...

    for poetry, letters, synopses, proposals, etc., i use tnr, which is the standard for those...
     
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    Times New Roman size 12 mostly, sometimes Arial
     
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    For creative writing, I write in manuscript format from the outset, saving me the hassle of converting it later. Therefore, I write in 12 pt. Courier New, double-spaced, with a half-inch first line indent on each paragraph, and no aditional spacing between paragraphs.
     

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