• If you are citizen of an European Union member nation, you may not use this service unless you are at least 16 years old.

  • Buried in cloud files? We can help with Spring cleaning!

    Whether you use Dropbox, Drive, G-Suite, OneDrive, Gmail, Slack, Notion, or all of the above, Dokkio will organize your files for you. Try Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) for free today.

  • Dokkio (from the makers of PBworks) was #2 on Product Hunt! Check out what people are saying by clicking here.



This version was saved 14 years, 3 months ago View current version     Page history
Saved by Joan Vinall-Cox
on March 19, 2008 at 7:32:17 pm



This wiki is still in process. More, much more, will be added!


FrontPage BusinessSoftware SocialSoftware AcademicPapers WebBrowsers MyBio WebResearch FollowBlogs




Attractive Pages

Once you've composed your paper, you want to make it attractive to readers, and visually easy to read. Most people decide at first glance their attitude towards a document and how readable it is. You can make your paper attractive and easy to read by using some basic design principles.


Unless you have specific rules or a template you must follow, I suggest you -


  • Choose a basic, simple font. Arial or a version of Times, like Times New Roman, are the most common and people are comfortable with these;
  • Use a font size of 10 or 12 as they are a comfortable size for reading;
  • Set the spacing to 1.5, so the text doesn't look crowded or spread out;

  • Use the Styles feature for headings, especially if you might want a Table of Contents;
    • The earlier Word layout

  • Change the Styles formatting, if you want to use different fonts or sizes than the default ones;


  YouTube plugin error


  • Add page numbers, (under Insert, Page Numbers);
  • If you use pictures as part of the content, add captions and then generate a Table of Figures - http://blip.tv/file/757271


YouTube plugin error


  • Create a Title Page containing the title of your assignment, your name, your teacher's name, and the due date, nicely formatted, of course.

If you have an open-minded teacher or boss, you might get more creative with the title page


Comments (0)

You don't have permission to comment on this page.