OK, so I want to bring this up because I just want to. But here is the academic standard for word processing, used by high schools, colleges, and universities. Font: Times New Roman Size: 12 Spacing: Double Program: Microsoft Word Now why? For my own typing I use 12 size, but prefer the Apple Garamond font, single spaces, and Pages. I'm a university student so this applies to me. So I only have pages and I use what the profs and specify to type but even when I save in Word format they can tell I didn't use word and it's off to the library to copy and paste into Word. Why is this academic standard so strict down to what program you use? Some people just can't afford Word! Others like me just like to save. And confining us to a single font makes us lose individiality and making us doublespace wastes paper! Why does this standard exist?