5.1 General matters: fonts, spacing, alignment and margins

Every company should establish a proper and consistent ‘look and feel’, a contract house style. In order to make an informed decision, it is helpful to understand how choices affect the ultimate purpose, the legibility of a contract, and how they match with the character of your organisation.
In essence, the house style consists of, and the legibility of a contract is influenced by: the font (or typeface), font size, line spacing, margin width and paragraph alignment. There are more factors, but we assume that you are not going to adjust things like kerning (character spacing) or word spacing.