As part of my undergrad work at college, I had to write a high-minded paper about a book. I choose something about Vladimir Nabokov, and went on at great lengths about the works that likely influenced him. It was the longest paper I ever wrote, and the culmination of my college career. The day it was due, my classmate called to ask if our professor had mentioned anything about font, font size, and maximum margin sizes. We agreed that if we both changed our fonts and tweaked the margins to get a few extra pages and meet the length requirement, he'd be in a weakened position to argue since he never specified layout parameters. We probably should have become lawyers instead of...well, instead of whatever we became. Literature students, I guess?