I don't think it matters. Either one is good.
My DD was not in last year but I will try for this year since via work samples or portfolio, wish her luck wink.
I did typed last year, actually I typed in word format in the application since room for narrative is pretty tight so I did use additional pages for that.
Actually if you have pdf writer version you can type directly to the form, but I don't have it so I used Word.
Hope this helps.