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    OK, i have just worked out after hours of trying to get my number of lines down, if, on the UCAS form there is only a little bit of writing on one line, say 2-4 words, IT DOES NOT COUNT AS A LINE!!!! thank me later
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    (Original post by ineedA)
    OK, i have just worked out after hours of trying to get my number of lines down, if, on the UCAS form there is only a little bit of writing on one line, say 2-4 words, IT DOES NOT COUNT AS A LINE!!!! thank me later
    Yes, it does count as a line.

    You're probably only finding this because you're copying between Word and Ucas, and the settings you're using don't match up exactly
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Yes, it does count as a line.

    You're probably only finding this because you're copying between Word and Ucas, and the settings you're using don't match up exactly
    true, i am doing that, but the theory is still valid. i'll try give an example

    say the following is a line of your personal statement

    ;asdkfjhsdakjhflsakjhadflkjasdhl ksdjhsalkdjsadfkljhsadf
    radiator enthrall

    radiator enthrall, for me anyway, wouldn't/doesn't count as a line
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    How many words is the personal statement meant to be?

    I am a bit confused
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    (Original post by Blackstarr)
    How many words is the personal statement meant to be?

    I am a bit confused
    It's done one characters/ lines

    min 1000 characters , max 4000

    max lines 47
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    (Original post by Juno)
    Yes, it does count as a line.

    You're probably only finding this because you're copying between Word and Ucas, and the settings you're using don't match up exactly
    if i want to avoid this should i type it in straight?
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    (Original post by ineedA)
    true, i am doing that, but the theory is still valid. i'll try give an example

    say the following is a line of your personal statement

    ;asdkfjhsdakjhflsakjhadflkjasdhl ksdjhsalkdjsadfkljhsadf
    radiator enthrall

    radiator enthrall, for me anyway, wouldn't/doesn't count as a line
    The theory only works because of the exact settings you are using. If you were using a different font, font size, or paper margin it wouldn't work.

    It's the same as getting excited because your teacher asked you to write a 2 page essay, so you wrote it in really big letters.
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    (Original post by Juno)
    The theory only works because of the exact settings you are using. If you were using a different font, font size, or paper margin it wouldn't work.

    It's the same as getting excited because your teacher asked you to write a 2 page essay, so you wrote it in really big letters.
    ahahahahah okay okay, any idea which settings i can use to replicate the UCAS form?
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    (Original post by ineedA)
    ahahahahah okay okay, any idea which settings i can use to replicate the UCAS form?
    Just aim for around 3,200-3,400 characters and then for your final edits copy and paste it regularly into UCAS Apply and use the preview option.

    Fiddling with your settings on word isn't that helpful - even if you get it spot on you can end up with differences because the only way to check what UCAS counts is to paste it into UCAS apply.
 
 
 
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