RE: Font question

Subject: RE: Font question
From: Heather Anderson <Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>
To: "Pinkham, Jim" <Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 12:15:02 -0400

He actually didn't tell me what he didn't like about it and when I asked via email, I never did get a response.

I like the idea of showing him some alternatives.

For font usage, I know I need one that's going to be in the MS Word 2007 suite of fonts. Other than that, I think I'll just toss him a list.

He did use Calibri for a document, and Arial for another. Beats me what the next document will have.

It's more for my own sanity and consistency that I want to have him choose a font that he can live with.

~ Heather


-----Original Message-----
From: Pinkham, Jim [mailto:Jim -dot- Pinkham -at- voith -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 11:10 AM
To: Heather Anderson; techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: RE: Font question

Heather, since the reaction of your boss seems purely subjective, you're
engaging in, and inviting, guesswork on the part of all of us. Yes, as
you've seen, we can give suggestions on what might look professional.
But what is it about TNR that sets him or her off? You certainly don't
want to waste time with fonts that have similarly aggravating
characteristics. If the boss cannot articulate his or her objections,
maybe you can show the boss some visual alternatives and get some
helpful reaction. One way to get at this would be to download a tool
such as AMP Font Viewer (http://www.ampsoft.net/) and define a sample
text. Perhaps something like this
http://www.yourfilelink.com/get.php?fid=565809 (allow about 10 seconds
and then click on the download link)-- or perhaps a more tactful example
:)

HTH,
Jim

-----Original Message-----
From: techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+jim -dot- pinkham=voith -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On
Behalf Of Heather Anderson
Sent: Wednesday, August 25, 2010 9:03 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Font question

I discovered that my boss hates hates hates Times New Roman with a
passion.

So other than Times New Roman, what are considered acceptable fonts for
a professional document?

I know Arial is one of them, but any others?

I need to amend my style guide.

Thanks!!

~ Heather


Heather Anderson
Technical Writer
CUBRC, INC.
Office - 937-432-9845
Cell - 317-797-7418
Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org<mailto:Heather -dot- Anderson -at- cubrc -dot- org>


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