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The standard unit for measuring type size is the point . A point is 1 ⁄ 72 of an inch, roughly one pixel on a computer screen. The point size of a font tells you the size of the “em square” in which your computer displays each letter of the typeface. How tall or wide any given letter is depends on how the type designer drew it within the em square, thus a font’s height and width can vary greatly depending on the design of the typeface. That’s why if you set two fonts at the same point size, one usually looks bigger than the other.

Use the same settings including double spacing throughout except that the first line of each source must start at the left margin and the second and any subsequent lines must be indent ½”. This is called a hanging indent. Make sure to type your sources one under the other hitting Enter at the end of each source. To create the hanging indent, highlight the References list and go into the Paragraph box. Under Special, select Hanging from the dropdown menu. Once selected, the default under By should be .5’. Remember that your list has to be alphabetized and the page should have the words References centered on top.

Then compile the document with xelatex or lualatex . Note that you can only generate .pdf files, and that you need a sufficiently recent TeX distribution (TeX Live 2009 should work for XeTeX and Tex Live 2010 for LuaTeX). Also you should not load the inputenc or fontenc package. Instead make sure that your document is encoded as UTF-8 and load fontspec , which will take care of the font encoding. To make your document support both pdflatex and xelatex / lualatex you can use the \ifxetex / \ifluatex macro from the ifxetex / ifluatex package. For example for xelatex

Thesis the serif font

thesis the serif font


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