Serif writing, wholesale names and thick cream paper were used for legal documents. There were good reasons. The use of a high-quality document helped preserve the evidence of the agreement during periods when documents were generally kept in damp cellars. Serif and majesty increase the document`s readability when printing was less demanding and inks could be erased or executed. But they were not necessary at the time and still are not. They are often privileged because they give weight to the importance of the agreement for a party. An agreement is reached when an offer is made by a party (for example. B a job offer) to the other party and that offer is accepted.