Fonts and Margins in Technical Documents

Subject: Fonts and Margins in Technical Documents
From: Steve Lefevers <scl -at- pcisys -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 15 Jan 2002 11:33:00 -0700

My Email Address is scl -at- pcisys -dot- net

In the real business world, what Fonts and Margins do you use in Technical
Documents as a general rule of thumb?

I'm thinking about using:
Body Text - Arial 12 pt
Header-Footer - Arial 10 pt
Section Titles -Chapter Titles -Headings
(perhaps Book Antiqua or Times New Roman)?

What do you generally set for Left Right Margins?
1 inch, 2 inches...?

Left Margin - Do always use Indents for Paragraphs?
If so - do you use Positive Indents?
How many inches?

Top Bottom Margins? 2, 3 inches?
Header Footer - inches from edge?
Gutter - inches?

Do you indent your Headings?
If so, Center or Right-Justified? How many inches?

Number and Bullet Lists - How far do you Indent inside the Normal Paragraph
1 inch?

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