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


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  • 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


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  • 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


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