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    I would say Comic Sans MS is one of the most unprofessional but as for fonts which are considered professional, I'm finding it hard to pick one that stands out?
    (Does Calibri count - it's so overused!)
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    Comic Sans is almost certainly most unprofessional. I would imagine that a non-standard font would be most professional. It depends what image you're trying to portray and whether you're intending to print the font or have it on the screen.
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    Arial is the least professional. It's over used and boring. Comic Sans is the way to go because it looks friendly and welcoming so people will act more positively towards it.
    Papyrus is an honourable mention for professionalism.
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    Arial is the least professional. It's over used and boring. Comic Sans is the way to go because it looks friendly and welcoming so people will act more positively towards it.
    Lel after my Primary school used Comic Sans on everything I got fed up with it and deemed it to be unprofessional. It's probably good for Children's stuff but it's not professional at all! I read an article about employers and businessmen just hating it!
    As for arial...
    It's clear....
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    In my opinion:

    Least professional: Comic Sans, Trebuchet MS, Gill Sans MT, Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Sans, Century Gothic

    Most professional: Arial, Times New Roman (although these are probably a bit overused), Segoe UI, Franklin Gothic Book, Cambria
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    (Original post by Manitude)
    Comic Sans is almost certainly most unprofessional. I would imagine that a non-standard font would be most professional. It depends what image you're trying to portray and whether you're intending to print the font or have it on the screen.
    How hard is it to get hard of non-standard fonts (not that I'm desperate, but I'm curious)! They sound most professional as I'm sure there'd be many for different uses/needs!
    There's always Business's House Styles as well which need fonts to suit them, but I agree with the purpose being very important!
    Don't use Comic Sans for a dissertation basically :laugh:
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    (Original post by Leviathan1741)
    In my opinion:

    Least professional: Comic Sans, Trebuchet MS, Gill Sans MT, Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Sans, Century Gothic

    Most professional: Arial, Times New Roman (although these are probably a bit overused), Segoe UI, Franklin Gothic Book, Cambria
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    Yes! I totally agree! I will have to vary my use of Times New Roman and Arial with some of the others you suggested, they will be most useful :mwuaha:, thanks very much!
    Haha Lucinda Handwriting was another Primary school one! Back in the day...
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    How hard is it to get hard of non-standard fonts (not that I'm desperate, but I'm curious)! They sound most professional as I'm sure there'd be many for different uses/needs!
    There's always Business's House Styles as well which need fonts to suit them, but I agree with the purpose being very important!
    Don't use Comic Sans for a dissertation basically :laugh:
    It's quite easy if you have the money. Usually you need to pay for ones that you wouldn't find in MS Word or some other word processor. For example a website like this sells fonts: http://www.fontshop.co.uk/?gclid=CM2...FesBwwodyzQBPg

    some are very expensive though, as they're intended for use by businesses rather than individuals.
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
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    Yes! I totally agree! I will have to vary my use of Times New Roman and Arial with some of the others you suggested, they will be most useful :mwuaha:, thanks very much!
    Haha Lucinda Handwriting was another Primary school one! Back in the day...
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    Lel after my Primary school used Comic Sans on everything I got fed up with it and deemed it to be unprofessional. It's probably good for Children's stuff but it's not professional at all! I read an article about employers and businessmen just hating it!
    As for arial...
    It's clear....
    they're lying, it's an industry secret. imagine if parking tickets were written in comic sans, you'd actually want to pay them
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    they're lying, it's an industry secret. imagine if parking tickets were written in comic sans, you'd actually want to pay them
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    Sure........
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    :rofl::rofl::rofl: I aint got money to pay them even if the font is persuasive!!!
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    Comic Sans was good enough for CERN when they announced the Higgs Boson.



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    I <3 Comic Sans MS
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    Strongly dislike Times New Roman i use Calibri or Ariel
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    wingdings is not the best for your CV etc :hmmmm2:
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    We had a lecture on the epidemiology of AIDS using green comic sans. It just seemed so inappropriate. I wasn't surprised to later find the lecturer had a reputation among other staff for going a bit dotty in her old age.
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    CM unicode all day.

    If i have to use word away from my own pc i use calibri
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    Comic Sans makes me shudder. I remember I once saw a book in Waterstone's that had the reviews of other authors in Comic Sans - like ... why would you do that? Why?

    I still use it from time to time, but I'm not a big fan of Calibri. It really annoys me that it's the default font for Word - when I go to a Word document, it's almost automatic for me to change the font (I'm usually a Times New Roman, Georgia or sometimes Arial dependant on what I'm writing kind of girl).
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    (Original post by CheeseIsVeg)
    How hard is it to get hard of non-standard fonts (not that I'm desperate, but I'm curious)! They sound most professional as I'm sure there'd be many for different uses/needs!
    If by non-standard you mean those not available on Microsoft, there are some you can download for free. Open Sans is a favourite of mine, but it's something I saw a website use, found out what font it was and had to download it to be able to use.
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    I think that Helvetica is quite formal.
    But wingdings, hmm...
 
 
 
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