Re: Questions about italics and left just

Subject: Re: Questions about italics and left just
From: Charles Cantrell <chc -at- ONTARIO -dot- COM>
Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 10:18:51 -0500

In general, I think that left justified text is easier to read and feels
more "comfortable" to readers.

On your question about italics: I generally use italics where I want to
call attention to a word or two. I also use it for book citations. In
particular, I avoid the use of bold, which I feel "shouts" at the reader.
However, italic is harder to read than roman text, so, I do not set large
blocks of text that way.

For a nice, easy-to-read, short text on the use of graphic design
principles that a manual writer can use, look at:

Notes on Graphic Design and Visual Communication by Gregg Berryman
ISBN 1-56052-044-2

Charles Cantrell
chc -at- ontario -dot- com

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