BASIC (09-15)

NL 10609.110 What are the Standards for Notice Text and Fonts?

A. Guidelines for text

  • Text should be uppercase and lowercase Century Schoolbook 12–point medium or Times-Roman 12–point medium.

  • Avoid using all uppercase letters unless required to make grammar correct or to meet postal standards.

  • Do not use italics.

  • Do not bold or underline more than two consecutive lines of text.

  • Use Arabic numerals, not numbers written out in word form, unless the number starts a sentence.

B.  Guidelines for headings

The first page of each notice consists of first-, second-, and third-line headings.

  • First-line heading—Century Schoolbook or Times New Roman, 18-point medium

  • Second-line heading—Century Schoolbook or Times New Roman, 18-point bold

  • Third-line heading—Century Schoolbook or Times New Roman, 14-point medium

  • Subordinate headings (subheadings, captions)—Century Schoolbook or Times New Roman, 12-point bold

    • EXAMPLE:

      Social Security Administration

      Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance

      Notice of Award

      If You Disagree With the Decision


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NL 10609.110 - What are the Standards for Notice Text and Fonts? - 10/01/2015
Batch run: 10/01/2015
Rev:10/01/2015