Subject: quick request for help; changing printer's and form

Subject: Subject: quick request for help; changing printer's and form
From: Iain Harrison <iharrison -at- SCT -dot- CO -dot- UK>
Date: Fri, 29 Aug 1997 09:09:42 GMT

Harrison Brace <hbrace -at- AIMQUEST -dot- COM> asked:

This is sort of silly, but...

Just had a nasty encounter with my new boss. I had mentioned that the
format of a document will not be the same from printer to printer. He
sorta exploded and responded that I don't know what I'm talking about.
Any good source to back this up? Apparently my entirely credibility is
on the line.

Your boss is an idiot, so explaining about variations in fonts, fount
designs, kerning tables and hinting algorithms will just go over his
head. Similarly, he won't understand that the possible margins on
printers can vary from printer driver to printer driver, let alone
printer to printer.

With someone who simply doesn't understand, the best bet is to give
examples of the same document printed on different makes, models and
configurations of a printer. The differences will be evident, unless,
of course, he is as hard-of-looking as he is hard-of-thinking.

Time to look for a new new boss?

Iain Harrison

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