Re: good print/online font

Subject: Re: good print/online font
From: "Bergerson, Carl A" <Carl -dot- Bergerson -at- UNISYS -dot- COM>
Date: Mon, 27 Oct 1997 16:51:32 -0000

Our customer base includes both NT and Unix, so I decided to try using
the fonts that are hardware-based in Postscript printers. My initial
choice was Roman, but that's to tight. So I changed to Bookman, which is
what the NT driver calls it, but 95 thinks it's ITC Bookman. (I have an
HP 4si.)

I will be converting the first of several books tomorrow and I need to
see how it works out.

Carl Bergerson
Mission Viejo
Product Information
carl -dot- bergerson -at- unisys -dot- com

> ----------
> From: Kristin Nietz[SMTP:knietz -at- SHOWCASECORP -dot- COM]
> Sent: Monday, October 27, 1997 8:02 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: good print/online font
>
> 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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