Re: Line length

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?


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