Follow these principles for designing a document that is visually appealing and allows for quick access of important information.

  • Use headings to set off the main parts and subsections of your report.
  • Use subheadings or other typography to set off key ideas (information that is priority, i.e., what you don't want your reader to miss).
  • Check for heading and subheading typographical consistency. Using the styles set in the template (or creating your own) will help maintain consistency throughout the report.
  • Indent paragraphs.
  • Space between paragraphs.
  • Use a serif font for the report: Times, Times New Roman, Palatino, or Cambria. (The template uses Times.)