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Subject:Re: Line length From:Kris Olberg <kjolberg -at- IX -dot- NETCOM -dot- COM> Date:Fri, 2 Feb 1996 12:04:49 -0800
At 03:04 PM 2/1/96 CST, you wrote:
> In his study, Wheildon found that the optimum range for line length
> was between 20 and 60 characters. His actual observations:
> -- 38% of readers found body type set wider than 60 characters hard
> to read. A further 22% indicated they probably wouldn't read wide
> measure body type even though they didn't find any difficulty
> reading it.
> -- 87% said they found extremely narrow measure, such as less than
> 20 characters, hard to read.
Did the study take point size into account? Do you know if the study is
available for viewing via the WWW?