Re: block lettering (readability)

Subject: Re: block lettering (readability)
From: Linda Wolf <tscom010 -at- DUNX1 -dot- OCS -dot- DREXEL -dot- EDU>
Date: Tue, 9 Nov 1993 08:16:01 -0500


>However, in a recent class, every student was assigned a
>brief presentation that included bringing "handouts" for
>everyone else. One student typed his in ALL CAPS! And
>in Helvetica no less! I harassed him during a break and mentioned
>the readability thing, but he had this explanation: As
>a broadcast journalist, he reads copy in caps all the time
>so it is what he is used to reading and typing. Apparently
>all the stuff that comes in "over the wire" are in all caps, too.
>Ditto for teleprompters.



At the aerospace company I work at, presentation slides/charts are prepared
using all caps for text. I have no idea why and whether it's an
intentional, consciously considered style or not.

Linda Wolf
Drexel University

e-mail: tscom010 -at- dunx1 -dot- ocs -dot- drexel -dot- edu

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