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Date of this Version

August 2005

Abstract

If you expect your document to be printed out to be read on paper, then use this template/format.

It creates a two-page spread that looks like a xerox of a traditional scholarly journal article. The layout fits on a single screen (of 1024 x 768 pixels) at 75% magnification, with type that is marginally readable. The blank file and template both include 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 11-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 onscreen, see the templates for Onscreen Serif or Onscreen SansSerif. They use larger type sizes, and are more readable at 75% magnification.

The two files attached to this documents are:
Print 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.
Print 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 pdf document contains sample pages and specifications for the type, margins, settings, etc.

Print Serif Template.dot (24 kB)
Print 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

Print Serif file.doc (25 kB)
Print 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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