Re: Font sizes for different text elements

Subject: Re: Font sizes for different text elements
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 12:28:34 -0700

Garamond 12 and Arial 10 look about the same size to me, if anything
Arial 10 looks slightly smaller.

Are you sure something's not messing up your font display or
substituting another font?

If it's available, try substituting Helvetica for Arial and see if it
looks smaller.

On Tue, Aug 25, 2009 at 12:02 PM, Karen Field Carroll<kfcarroll -at- cox -dot- net> wrote:
> Hello.
>
> Thought some of you tech-writing brainiacs might have an answer for this.
>
> In my printed documentation, I use Garamond 12 pt. for text, and Arial  12
> oe 14 pt. for headings (depending on how major the heading). All elements
> beyond the actual body text of the document are Arial. My question is, how
> big should the Arial text be for figure captions? Right now I'm using Arial
> 10 pt but it looks huge in the midst of the Garamond 12 pt body text.
>
> Thanks.
> Karen
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References:
Re: Have We Entered a Post-Literate Technological Age?: From: Gene Kim-Eng
Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Karen Field Carroll
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Michelle Despres
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Robert Lauriston
RE: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Dan Goldstein
Re: Examples of Great Software/Web-based User Guides: From: Robert Lauriston
Font sizes for different text elements: From: Karen Field Carroll

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