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Old August 5th, 2009 (06:10 AM).
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Hey guys! This is a random question to all you writers out there:
What font do you guys uuse when you write your stories?
What font do you think professinoal writers use?

Ans1: Usually Verdana
Ans2: IDK!
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Old August 5th, 2009 (06:18 AM).
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Oddly enough, we're talking about this in the Writer's Lounge. XD

For the first answer, twelve-point, Times New Roman. This is the default on my word processor and the standard for writing papers at my school anyway.

For the second, according to Writer's Market (the Bible for all aspiring writers), the standard is that you submit your transcripts in Times New Roman or another "professional" font (i.e., no italics or flowery fonts like Monotype Corsiva). The publisher can then decide how your book is best presented, but it's vital that you send it to them in a way that's easy to read for them and that shows that you're serious.
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I usually write my stuff in 10 point Arial, but if I'm writing something more important, I will switch to 12 point Times New Roman
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Depends. I use Times new roman for one.

I like using Berlin Sans or Papyrus for stories with a kinda informal, adventurey, scrapbook feel. For the story I have that's sorta sci-fi-ish, I use the font used in MS-DOS. That's all I remember.
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Quote originally posted by Valentine:
Oddly enough, we're talking about this in the Writer's Lounge. XD
Yes...yes we are. Lulz.

Q1=I use Tahoma size 10.
Q2=Most likely Times New Roman or Arial.
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Usually Times New Roman, I want to be published eventually, so it's a good idea to form good habits.
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Usually Verdana or Georgia.
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11pt Arial, just cos Arial's nice. And yeah, if you have a minor question like this, it'd be easier on us - and you - just to post in the FFL. We don't bite much. Well yes we do actually, so just come hang wiv us, y'all!
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Size 11 Calibri. It's the default. XD;
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Helvetica is the default font in my word processor, which is quite pleasant as Sans-Serif fonts go.

The font I have to use at work is Arial, and the font I use for my NVQ coursework is Times New Roman, because I think it looks nice and easy to read.
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Quote originally posted by Citrinin:
Size 11 Calibri. It's the default. XD;
Lol which I use XD

For our essays we were required to use Comci sans 12 pt font.

But I tend not to change it from the default.
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I use the default, and depending on what the writing is for, and how my eyes are that particular day, the font could change from 10 to 14.

As for professionals, they used a clear font that isn't all squiggly.
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Old August 7th, 2009 (11:01 PM). Edited August 7th, 2009 by Ninja Caterpie.
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I use Tahoma Size 12, the Pokécommunity default.

I used it because before I had WYSIWYG editing and it would somehow come out half in Verdana and half in Tahoma so it looked strange. 8D

Now I just love Tahoma 12 - I use it for EVERYTHING. I've set it as OpenOffice default text.
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i like to use comic sans!
its not hard to read
and its really cute C:
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I use Comic Sans for my school essasys. It's bigger than Times New Roman so it looks like I wrote more than I actually did. =P As for personal writing I use Calibri 12 (default) for my word processor.
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Ten-point Verdana for me. :D

It bothers me to type in serif fonts for some reason. >__> I also love the way Trebuchet looks; and Tahoma works nicely, too.
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Times New Roman all the way baby, but for my more personal writing I use Arial.
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I use a free font that I downloaded called Essays1743 in 16pt.
For my school files, I normally use fonts that are on Windows by default.
My teachers don't generally have Essays1743. XD

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Honestly, if I don't use Calibri point 10, I will mental explode. Seriously. I wanted to rework on a fan fiction I did long ago and I couldn't do it because it was in Times New Roman and 12 font. I just don't know.
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I always use size 8 Georgia. I don't know why. XD Georgia is my favorite font, but I have no idea why I started writing my stories in size 8. =/
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Quote originally posted by Mizan Nix Zamnie:
Q1=I use Tahoma size 10.
Q2=Most likely Times New Roman or Arial.
OMG OMG OMG!

I use size 10 Tahoma as well and I also think professionals use Times New Roman or Arial.
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Calibri size 11. Anything else, and my muse will go AWOL.

I can't stand Times New Roman, either. Even when writing my university essays. I'll type the whole thing out in Calibri, and then go back over the final and change the font then.


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Century Gothic
i get sick of TNR, and in Information Processing and Publishing, be lost marks for using TNR

Old English or Chiller and the worst fonts of all time, they try to be cool, but allas they fail
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I have grown to not stand Times New Roman unless it's ten-pint and the characters have been spaced out, which I only use for roleplay posts. More commonly, I've been known to flicker around to everything from ten-point Arial and Verdana to fourteen-point Batang (what I used back before I realized that my Mac was set to have Word zoomed at %75). Occasionally I will use Calibri or Comic Sans. I can not write roleplay applcatons if it's not in centered eleven-point Courier New.
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I'm another that prefers Calibri, usually about size 10. I used to be a big fan of Verdana, but Calibri is a little softer, more delicate font and I like that.

For professional works, though, yes. I stick to Times New Roman, almost invariably size 12.
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