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margins for two-page personal statements

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margins for two-page personal statements
« on: September 06, 2008, 03:19:42 PM »
how many of you are playing with the margins on your personal statements for the schools that ask for only two pages? i can't cut down two or three sentences...

do you think it's possible that they have it set so printers won't print beyond 1" margins, or am i being paranoid?

my resume has .56" margins, and i assume others have similar margins...so maybe using .9" would be okay on the ps? any ideas?

Re: margins for two-page personal statements
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2008, 11:32:58 AM »
I don't think it matters unless the application specifically indicates a requirement.  That being said, having margins below standard print settings/comfortable reading is probably not a good again.  I think 9" should be fine.  I am not 100% sure though.

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Re: margins for two-page personal statements
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2008, 01:35:49 PM »
actually, i got it to two pages exactly with 1" margins. hooray!