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Date of this Version

August 2005

Abstract

This document style is intended for reading onscreen. It creates a two-page spread that fits on a single screen (of 1024 x 768 pixels), with type that remains readable at 75% magnification. It includes design and typographic settings to accommodate common text elements: headings, subtitles, extracts, etc. The font is Palatino Linotype, set single-spaced. The basic text size is 13-point. It is a serif font, which suggests a more traditional approach or style than sans serif. The overall design is “left aligned”— all titles, subtitles, headings, etc. are lined up on the left margin. Paragraphs are justified, for easier reading; titles, headings, references, captions, and endnotes are not justified.

For documents to be read in printed form, see the template for Printed Serif. It uses a smaller type size, which is very readable on paper and helps preserve the forests.

The two files attached to this documents are:

Screen Serif file.doc = a blank MS Word file with these page and type specifications already loaded. Enter (or paste) your text into this file and Save under a new name.

Screen Serif template.dot = an MS Word template; store and use this to create a new blank document. Templates are generally stored in a folder in Program Files > Microsoft Office > Templates

The main document shows sample pages and specifications for the type, margins, settings, etc.

Screen Serif Template.dot (24 kB)
Screen Serif template.dot = an MS Word template; store and use this to create a new blank document. Templates are generally stored in a folder in Program Files > Microsoft Office > Templates

Screen Serif- file.doc (25 kB)
Screen Serif file.doc = a blank MS Word file with these page and type specifications already loaded. Enter (or paste) your text into this file and Save under a new name.

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