What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

Subject: What's wrong with Times New Roman?; was, RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual
From: "Leonard C. Porrello" <Leonard -dot- Porrello -at- SoleraTec -dot- com>
To: "Latella, Vincent" <VINCENT -dot- LATELLA -at- saic -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L Writing" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2009 09:08:32 -0700

Hi Vincent,

What's wrong with Times New Roman (in printed docs)? I've never heard
anyone object to it. Is there another serifed font that is preferable
and widely accepted?



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Subject: RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual


Yes. I made the mistake of disseminating a document in Word to our
support team once (and only once). The next time I saw that document,
one of the analysts had added screenshots and sentences with no
attention paid to space constraints or formatting.

It looked terrible; my screenshots were falling off of pages, and there
was *cringe* Times New Roman all over the place. (No offense intended
to anyone who actually likes Times New Roman, but I can't stand the
stuff.) Fortunately, I was able to stifle my dismay and I didn't make a
fuss at all. I did make his changes consistent with my format, however.



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