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I am new on this forum and new to LaTeX. I am trying to type my final year project in BEng (hons) in LaTeX. Could anyone tell me how I can get a borderline on top of my footer?
I am using fancyhdr to create the header and footer. I am getting a borderline on the header, but not on the footer.
This is what I have so far :
Could someone also tell me what sort of font is the best suited for a bachelor project?
Thank you for your help.
The fancyhdr manual (p. 6) suggests something like this.
Best regards and welcome to the board
Thank you Thorsten! It worked
Is there any partiular font you/someone else would recommend ? I am trying to figure out if there is any other that is better than Times New Roman. I have heard that Minion Pro is suppose to be good?
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That's a good question. Besides improving reading comfort, if you choose a font wisely, a reader may trust your work more and the project can have a serious appearance.
A bit funny, but drastically explaining what I mean: here is a fact written in different fonts - which one would you believe and trust, if there would be even different facts?
It's from a blog post by Errol Morris.
I hope that you would choose the version in the middle. Serifs are serious. And a serif text is easier to read, compared to sans serif. Just for the headings, which are already heavy because they are big and bold, I would choose sans serif, which is a bit lighter, here serifs don't matter for me.
Times Roman is already good. You could test txfonts which is also a Times font, or newtx.
Another alternative is Charter with math support:
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Thank you for your reply, really appreciate it. Even though my University has told me to use 12.pt Times New Roman I am sure I can use one which is better, if I can find one. The most important is that it looks good on paper and makes the document more comfortable to read. I will test out your suggestions.
Robert Bringhurst would probably disagree . Citing from his well-known “Elements of Typographic Style” v3.2 p 96:
That being said I'll add my own opinion: I quite like Linux Libertine and its sans serif companion Linux Biolinum. I also like Minion Pro a lot (that's the font Bringhurst set the “Elements” with, by the way).
Here's an example of Libertine & Biolinum:
This is Minion Pro together with Lucida Sans:
So if the primary problem is solved, please close the topic by accepting the answer that led you to the solution.
Actually this is not related to the primary problem and you should not mix up different topics in one thread. But now that the discussion has started, we'll keep it together here. But please keep that in mind for the future.
My suggestion would be to take a look at the »The LaTeX Font Catalogue« which lists fonts for (PDF)LaTeX. For access to the fonts of your operating system consider to use XeLaTeX (or LuaLaTeX). Note that this would need some significant modifications to your document(s).
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