Re: Font size

Subject: Re: Font size
From: Robert -dot- Partridge -at- MONDEX -dot- com
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2000 10:07:55 +0100

Hi all,

I've been following the discussion of font sizes with interest, and wondered

what you thought of the FrameMaker user guide which appears to be set
in 9pt text (don't know the font). Do you find this too small? It seems to
a greater than auto leading (perhaps 12 pt), which helps legibility.

I've used 9pt text in a document with caution before (the technical content
required me to lay out many columned tables, and the only way to do that
was to reduce the point size) and found it is fine, as long as you up the

Does anyone else use 9pt? Anyone use smaller? My personal taste is that
body text in 11pt or bigger reads like the books you find in the library for
with not so good eyesight. I read a lot of novels and am comfortable reading
typefaces. I was just wondering why we persist in using 11pt, 12pt or
for our documents when most people are comfortable reading the small type of

newspapers and books.


Robert Partridge
Technical Author

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