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Code of Professional Ethics

COPE - Transcript Formatting Guidelines

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The recommended Transcript Format Guidelines present a model transcript format for Members to follow in those situations in which federal, state and local laws or rules are silent and local custom and usage is undefined, unclear or nonexistent with respect to transcript format.  The Transcript Format Guidelines are not intended to supplant applicable federal, state or local laws or to undermine or usurp local custom and usage.  Members are well advised to adhere to such laws or rules or custom and usage governing transcript format that are applicable in their particular locality.

TRANSCRIPT FORMAT GUIDELINES

  1. No fewer than 25 typed lines on standard 8-1/2 x 11 paper.
  2. No fewer than nine or 10 characters to the typed inch.
  3. Left-hand margin to be set at no more than 1-3/4 inches.
  4. Right-hand margin to be set at no more than 3/8 inch.
  5. Each question and answer to begin on a separate line.
  6. Each question and answer to begin no more than five spaces from the left-hand margin with no more than five spaces from the Q and A to the text.
  7. Carry-over Q & A lines to begin at the left-hand margin.
  8. Colloquy material to begin no more than 15 spaces from the left-hand margin, with carryover colloquy to the left-hand margin.
  9. Quoted material to begin no more than 15 spaces from the left-hand margin, with carry-over lines to begin no more than 10 spaces from the left-hand margin.
  10. Parentheticals and exhibit markings to begin no more than 15 spaces from the left-hand margin, with carry-over lines to begin no more than 15 spaces from the left-hand margin.