Re: Responses on Optimum Page Size Question

Subject: Re: Responses on Optimum Page Size Question
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 30 Jan 1996 15:33:02 -0800

At 1:29 AM 1/30/96, Shauna Jeanne Jones wrote:
>Most typesetting references we remember recommended 1-1/2 alphabets as the
>most readable line length: lowercase a-z, then a-l. Any thoughts?

>At 05:45 PM 1/29/96 -0500, GFHayhoe -at- aol -dot- com wrote:
>>0.6" to 0.9" wide left and right margins). And then there are the studies
>>that recommend that line length not be longer than 2-1/2 to 3 "alphabets,"
>>where an "alphabet" is the lower-case alphabet typed out once. This will

I've always referred to it as the alphabet-and-a-half rule (so, yes,
Shauna, your way), but I'd always thought it was uppercase letters,
which would give you a little bit longer line.

-Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com

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