RE: Manual design questions?

Subject: RE: Manual design questions?
From: "Michael West" <mike -dot- west -at- oz -dot- quest -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 13 Feb 2001 10:33:18 +1100





David wrote:

> I'd prefer to say that you not mix font heights in a single text
> block. The
> important thing is to know there's a difference.


David's point about the difference between
*perceived* size and nominal size is an important
one.

I'd like to point out also that there is often a good
reason for varying perceived size in a "block."

A familiar example is in instruction sheets, where
step numbers are often considerably enlarged. This
makes the instructions easy to find and follow in a
variety of environmental conditions.

Michael West
Melbourne



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