Overview of Hugh

Overview

Avatar placeholder
Hugh
Friday, 12 March 2010 at 9:38am
Wednesday, 24 May 2017 at 8:31pm
1264
Login to send a private message to Hugh
page 1 of 66 recent posts

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
11-Aug-16, 13:21
edited about 15 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
But now after looking at fonts for you I'm changing that to Constantia using the lining option for numbers and in tables having the tabular proportions set. Palantino isn't a bad shout either...


Hi, how do you set the lining option for numbers in Word for Constantia? I've tried it, but can't seem to do it.

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
10-Aug-16, 14:23
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From ApolloBullit:
I use the same colour but less 'intense' - not sure the technical term but I basically reduce the saturation to about 75%


Is that in Word? How do you do that?

Thread: Resubmission result - minor corrections !

posted
10-Aug-16, 09:07
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Congratulations and well done! :)

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
10-Aug-16, 00:12
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Thanks tree of life and Jay. As I said earlier, there's no font guidelines nor font size.

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
10-Aug-16, 00:10
edited about 23 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Well done to both of you too, you are both nearly there! :)

Don't forget to take some time off too, I think I've burnt myself out in past month, and I'm paying for it now, I'm so exhausted! I should pace myself more ...

Thread: struggling at Cambridge

posted
09-Aug-16, 15:03
edited about 24 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Hi Dazzle,

What is it specifically about Cambridge that you don't like? Are all your friends in London?

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
09-Aug-16, 15:01
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Yes, chapters are drafted. I'm hoping to have a full draft ready by the end of this month. I'm stuck on formatting though. It's driving me a bit mad!

How are you coming along?

Thread: Final year support thread

posted
09-Aug-16, 14:15
edited about 2 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From chickpea:


How are you getting on this week? I am ultra-tired and think I may switch to job applications for a change of pace!


I'm feeling really run down this week too. I need a long holiday before focusing on formatting, it feels like such a pain.

I've just spent the morning trying to sort out my appendices. Still not completely done yet.

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
09-Aug-16, 13:19
edited about 3 minutes later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Spent another hour testing, I'm leaning towards Georgia now. Garamond is actually really difficult to read on screen and in print. I don't know why people have recommended it. I think it may work for a history phd thesis, where you want to go for that historical look.

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
09-Aug-16, 13:17
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From TreeofLife:
I used a different colour for headings too. I liked it like that. I doubt my supervisors/examiners did but they didn't ask me to change it so I was happy about that :)


Thanks! Which colour did you use? I'm thinking I'm going for colour too, but the printers better work at the department, or else I'll be in trouble!

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
09-Aug-16, 12:39
edited about 32 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From ApolloBullit:

I think there are nicer ways to format headings than using a different font, but again that's down to taste.
.


Thanks! May I have suggestions on nicer ways please? I don't really like the different font look.
One of my colleagues used a different color, and it looked quite nice. Is that what you mean?

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
09-Aug-16, 12:37
edited about 4 minutes later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
Quote From Hugh:


Thanks! You seem very knowledgable about fonts! May I ask then, what do you think about using Garamond as main text, and Calibri for all headings, diagrams and tables?


I think typeface/fonts would be my specialist subject on Mastermind, I'm a bit of a geek about it. My PhD has been about typing and I have colleagues here working on readability and accessibility of text on screen, so it's just a weird thing I geek out on a bit :-)

Personally, I think Calibri is fine. Garamond... Hmz. I've just tried using it in my document and I do find it a bit hard to read, for me the regular width of the lines is slightly too thin meaning that the difference in widths between the thinner parts and the wider parts is emphasised which adds a strange dimension. It also seems to be smaller and lighter than other serif fonts and is particularly hard to read if you're using italics for anything (e.g. statistics). Like I say, for my serif font I'm using Georgia. Edit: But now after looking at fonts for you I'm changing that to Constantia using the lining option for numbers and in tables having the tabular proportions set. Palantino isn't a bad shout either...


Thanks!

I'm even more confused now! I was considering Constantia but it takes up a lot more space, and I'm already struggling to keep it within one volume. It takes off 3 lines per page in comparison to other texts!

Maybe I should just stick to Calibri ... as its all already formatted in that font anyways?

I can't believe I am loosing hair over this, I even dreamt about it last night! :-/

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
08-Aug-16, 23:45
edited about 28 seconds later
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
Absolutely not. In fact I think it's a good thing. Tables and figures aren't typically going to be 1.5 spaced so a sans serif font makes sense. Plus, it's often for content that is quite precise and regular, especially if it's graphs. I mean, I wouldn't advise having a sans serif font on graph axes, for example. But, for the main text on paper, I wouldn't consider a sans serif as serif is objectively easier to read. (I've read papers on it, but can't remember the references off the top of my head).


Thanks! You seem very knowledgable about fonts! May I ask then, what do you think about using Garamond as main text, and Calibri for all headings, diagrams and tables?

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
08-Aug-16, 22:50
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From IntoTheSpiral:
I tend to prefer sans serif in headings, tables and figures and a serif font for text. So, if it were me I'd make the change to a serif font for the text (I'm using Georgia). Your Uni may have specific guidelines but mine just specifies the minimum height of a character.


That's interesting! So you don't see a problem with the text font being different to font in the table or diagrams?

I did consider Garamond for text, and Calibri for headings, tables and figures.

Thread: Thesis font dilemma - help please!

posted
08-Aug-16, 22:48
by Hugh
Avatar for Hugh
posted about 3 years ago
Quote From CR1980:
Does your institution not have guidance on this? Mine had really strict guidelines about every full stop and margin!


No, my uni allows us to choose any font.
page 1 of 66 recent posts

Postgraduate
Forum

Copyright ©2018
All rights reserved

Postgraduate Forum

Masters Degrees

PhD Opportunities

PostgraduateForum is a trading name of FindAUniversity Ltd
FindAUniversity Ltd, 77 Sidney St, Sheffield, S1 4RG, UK. Tel +44 (0) 114 268 4940 Fax: +44 (0) 114 268 5766