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?

Thanks!

Leonard


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Sent: Friday, March 20, 2009 11:31 AM
To: TECHWR-L Writing
Subject: RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual

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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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Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Downing, David
RE: Hey! She messed with *my* manual: From: Latella, Vincent

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