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Font (General Formatting)

Font Choice

Choose a single font (typeface) for use throughout your thesis/dissertation, with the exception of figures. It is recommended that you choose a common True-Type font generally found on most computers. Some good choices are:
Arial Book Antiqua Corbel Courier New
Garamond Georgia Gill Sans Goudy Old Style
Palatino Linotype Tahoma Times New Roman Trebuchet MS

Students using LaTeX may use Computer Modern Roman.

Font Size

For font size, please choose 10pt, 11pt, or 12pt and use one size throughout.

The only exception to this rule is in tables/figures and footnotes. In tables and figures, you may go as small as 8pt, as long as it is legible, to ensure everything fits on one page. Footnotes should be smaller than the body text, again, but no smaller than 8pt.

Font Styles

Manuscripts may contain all common font styles, such as boldface, italics, and underline. The use of the style must be consistent throughout the text.