good print/online font

Subject: good print/online font
From: Kristin Nietz <knietz -at- SHOWCASECORP -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 10:02:46 -0600

Hi,
My company ships four getting started/installation hard copy books to
our clients. We also include this documents in .pdf format on the
product CD so that clients can print extra copies as needed or
access/search the documentation online any time they need to. The
standard corporate body text font is Century Old Style, which we use in
our print books at 10 point. It is quite readable and looks pretty nice
too. The problem? When you get this font online in an Acrobat
document, it is very difficult to read. Our first thought was to change
the online documents to an online-friendly font like Arial and leave the
print the way it is. However, we would prefer to make a complete change
so that the online books and the printed books look exactly the same.

I'm betting that some of you have faced this same dilemma, and I'm
interested in suggestions you might have. Do you have any suggestions
of a font that can handle this double duty; that is, it can be equally
functional/readable whether online or in print?

Thanks in advance for your help.

Kristin Nietz
Product Author
ShowCase Corporation
Rochester, MN
knietz -at- showcasecorp -dot- com


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