Re: Warm and Fuzzy Documentation

Subject: Re: Warm and Fuzzy Documentation
From: Scott Turner <quills -at- airmail -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 29 Jun 2001 09:40:45 -0500

I have a quick question. A client has just informed our group that the
template designed for his suite of documents isn't warm and fuzzy enough
for his end users (I am not kidding). He has objections to Ariel, New
Times Roman, Helvetica, and Garamond. I checked in the archives and
couldn't find any references to warm fonts. :) Does anyone have any
ideas/suggestions? The final delivery will be in Word 97 and PDF

I would seriously inquire about the clients willingness to purchase the fonts that will be required. They obviously do not understand this technical and legal point.

Secondly, look into the transitional fonts for a warm and fuzzy feeling. Optima is one of the best known of these, and seriously over used. These types of fonts have a variable line width that is part way between the sans serif and serif fonts that are common on most computers. You are going to be looking for a font that is proportional in its x and y dimensions. Not as tall and crampted as Times, not as square an blocky as Bookman.



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