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Making a LaTeX document appear as though it were typeset in MS Word

I know this is a travesty in the world of TeX, and an affront to all decent TeX-believing people out there...

But the graders for one of my research papers insist that it be written with 12pt Times New Roman font, 1-inch margins, double-spaced (the Microsoft Word defaults). Is there a template I can use for LaTeX to fulfill these specifications?

(This is the exact opposite of Make MS Word document look like it has been typeset in LaTeX.)

marked as duplicate by doncherry, Daniel, Thorsten, Mico, Brent.Longborough Mar 13 '12 at 17:21

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    Use hyperref package with all the possible conflicting packages and probably it will look just like MS Word. :P – percusse Mar 13 '12 at 15:01
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    I'm very happy you understand that it's a travesty. Just to reassure you, I didn't vote to close because of the "travesty", but just because there actually is a duplicate. Keep up the good fight, give your graders two versions - the Microsoft Woad version and some real typography. See if you can get him to lose sleep over keming. – Brent.Longborough Mar 13 '12 at 17:24
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    Those aren't the Microsoft Word defaults. – Matthew Leingang Mar 13 '12 at 17:48
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You can do this al least in two ways; using the wordlike package:

\PassOptionsToPackage{margin=1in}{geometry}
\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{wordlike}
\usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate filler text
\usepackage{setspace}
\doublespacing

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document}

or, without wordlike, you can use something like this:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry}
\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[scaled=.90]{helvet}
\usepackage{courier}
\usepackage{lipsum}% just to generate filler text
\usepackage{setspace}
\doublespacing

\begin{document}

\lipsum[1-8]

\end{document}

The geometry package lets you customize the page layout.

The setspace package allows you to achieve double spacing.

The lines

\usepackage{mathptmx}
\usepackage[scaled=.90]{helvet}
\usepackage{courier}

give you the combination Times/Helvetica/Courier.

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