Do you use the font Comic Sans?

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  1. MrsC

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    This is what I do as well.
     
  2. lemonhead

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    How wonderful. So are you saying it looks like the blueprint type writing?

    My printing is nice too and gets compliments but not as nice as yours I'm sure. My best writing is my cursive if I don't rush.
     
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    My handwriting in terrible, but it has improved greatly over the past three years. Writing on the board for kids has helped alot, as has writing in a lesson plan book. But I still transfer mid word between print (denilian and traditional) and cursive (with my own modified letters)
     
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    I always double-spaced after periods. Now, I remember working in the days before computers. My husband and I had a marketing company and I had to type everything, including long contracts and proposals. Of course, I wanted it all perfect with no corrections at all. I also wanted it fancy, so I played around with layouts and spacing. I got pretty good at it, I must say.
     
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    The only thing I can write in print is my name and it's barely legible. The only thing I use it for is signing receipts and the like.
     
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    I'd be really interested in knowing what kinds of devices and techniques you use in order to be successful at school. Why don't you start a thread about it?
     
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    If you feel very strongly about it:

    Ban Comic Sans

    Some of the rationale:

    "Like the tone of a spoken voice, the characteristics of a typeface convey meaning. The design of the typeface is, in itself, its voice. Often this voice speaks louder than the text itself. Thus when designing a "Do Not Enter" sign the use of a heavy-stroked, attention-commanding font such as Impact or Arial Black is appropriate. Typesetting such a message in Comic Sans would be ludicrous. Though this is sort of misuse is frequent, it is unjustified. Clearly, Comic Sans as a voice conveys silliness, childish naivete, irreverence, and is far too casual for such a purpose. It is analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume."

    That last line makes me :lol:
     
  8. kcjo13

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    ETA: Ooops! Should have been...

    If you feel very strongly about it:

    Ban Comic Sans

    Some of the rationale:

    "Like the tone of a spoken voice, the characteristics of a typeface convey meaning. The design of the typeface is, in itself, its voice. Often this voice speaks louder than the text itself. Thus when designing a "Do Not Enter" sign the use of a heavy-stroked, attention-commanding font such as Impact or Arial Black is appropriate. Typesetting such a message in Comic Sans would be ludicrous. Though this is sort of misuse is frequent, it is unjustified. Clearly, Comic Sans as a voice conveys silliness, childish naivete, irreverence, and is far too casual for such a purpose. It is analogous to showing up for a black tie event in a clown costume."

    That last line makes me :lol:
     
  9. giraffe326

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    I have always been taught to put 2 spaces in after a period as well. One after a comma.
     
  10. KLily21

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    WOW. I had no idea there was so much controversy behind Comic Sans! I use it sometimes.
     
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    yep!
     

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