This is a Word document 97-2003 document as in the past we’ve had faculty and students using older versions of Word and most are able to open the older version.
- Start typing about one inch below the log.
- Do not drop font below 12 point unless you know your audience has 20/20 vision or better.
- Generally, serif fonts are for “readability,” while sans-serif fonts are for “legibility.” Which is why, in print, sans-serif fonts are often used as the headline font and serif fonts are used for the body text.
- Generally, the University uses the Garamond font for the serif font and Helvetica for the sans-serif font.
- First line should be date then hit return four times and type name and address of recipient.
- Use a colon after “Dear XXXXXX:”.
- Use a comma after your closing “Sincerely,” or “Best regards,”.
- After closing, hit return four times and type your name and/or title this should mirror the four returns above in the third bullet.
- If you need the document to fit on one page, consider editing instead of decreasing margins and decreasing font.