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The context for this question: for liberal arts colleges, one of my letter writers is a fifth-grade teacher that I spent a year teaching with. She has written her letter, but is having difficulty obtaining approval for using letterhead. Nothing substantive, its a pure logistical issue.

Some deadlines are coming up. Will it negatively impact my application if her letter is not on school letterhead?


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I'm sure the answer depends on who is reading it, but I would be very surprised if it turned out to be a problem. –  Thierry Zell Oct 25 '11 at 14:37
Agree with Thierry. –  Deane Yang Oct 25 '11 at 14:55
Given that I've seen a number of letters of recommendation submitted in mathjobs as plain text, I don't really see the issue. That said, for the love of pete, don't submit letters to mathjobs as plain text; at least take the 3 seconds to put it in the generic latex letter environment. –  Ben Webster Oct 25 '11 at 15:33
Agree with everyone else. I have seen recommendation letters written in all sorts of formats. –  David Speyer Oct 25 '11 at 16:20

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