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Old Aug 23rd 2009, 3:26 pm
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...is it just me, but I find it really difficult to work in certain fonts, eg times new roman...one of my clients, however, insists on all press releases being in this font...whereas i'm an arial or verdana girl by choice...

it just doesn't look right to me, and i find it totally distracting if i'm trying to draft something...same if they insist on having the page justified, it's wrong, wrong wrong...

ok, ok, maybe it's just me, and maybe i'm just a bit anal about it...(and i'm just struggling for inspiration for a press release at the mo and looking for excuses not to do it, lol...)

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Old Aug 23rd 2009, 5:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
...is it just me, but I find it really difficult to work in certain fonts, eg times new roman...one of my clients, however, insists on all press releases being in this font...whereas i'm an arial or verdana girl by choice...

it just doesn't look right to me, and i find it totally distracting if i'm trying to draft something...same if they insist on having the page justified, it's wrong, wrong wrong...

ok, ok, maybe it's just me, and maybe i'm just a bit anal about it...(and i'm just struggling for inspiration for a press release at the mo and looking for excuses not to do it, lol...)

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It' s bloody awful, in fact why not use something different though rather than the basic fonts? You must have loads?
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Originally Posted by Spugsy View Post
It' s bloody awful, in fact why not use something different though rather than the basic fonts? You must have loads?
yeah, but what the client wants, the client gets...i have to draft the thing in my preferred font then change it...it's stupid really...!

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Arial is my default font, I hate Times New Roman too.
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Originally Posted by 954RR View Post
Arial is my default font, I hate Times New Roman too.
*sigh of relief*....i really was starting to think it was just me...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
*sigh of relief*....i really was starting to think it was just me...

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nope me too, cant suffer it. I use calibri
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Times roman has done its time...the legal fogies like this but then it plays havoc with the eyes...

Is there a conspiracy with the opticians cause it can send your eyes in a spin not too soon you have astigmatism

Arial, tahoma modern fonts for clarity and ease of reading.
Verdanas shows you're one with style...on a casual day Monotype corsiva does the business.

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Times New Roman (TNR) went out years ago with most of my clients, as did justifying text. Most use Arial now with a few using Helvetica. Verdana still looks like TNR to me.
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Originally Posted by zoukla View Post
Times roman has done its time...the legal fogies like this but then it plays havoc with the eyes...

Is there a conspiracy with the opticians cause it can send your eyes in a spin not too soon you have astigmatism

Arial, tahoma modern fonts for clarity and ease of reading.
Verdanas shows you're one with style...on a casual day Monotype corsiva does the business.

Good luck
The client pays the bills...keep a copy of the verdana for yourself
yep, agree with all that...will check out the monotype corsiva on my next casual day, lol...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
yep, agree with all that...will check out the monotype corsiva on my next casual day, lol...

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You need to get out more, MM......lol
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I quite like Garamond.........

.... but I hate Comic Sans MS - looks like a kid's (bad) handwriting......

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You need to get out more, MM......lol
i know, i know...

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Originally Posted by Madam Medusa View Post
...is it just me, but I find it really difficult to work in certain fonts, eg times new roman...one of my clients, however, insists on all press releases being in this font...whereas i'm an arial or verdana girl by choice...

it just doesn't look right to me, and i find it totally distracting if i'm trying to draft something...same if they insist on having the page justified, it's wrong, wrong wrong...

ok, ok, maybe it's just me, and maybe i'm just a bit anal about it...(and i'm just struggling for inspiration for a press release at the mo and looking for excuses not to do it, lol...)

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lol me to, I only let anything be done in Ariel or verdana, I am sure the staff think I am anal, but thats the way it is
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lol me to, I only let anything be done in Ariel or verdana, I am sure the staff think I am anal, but thats the way it is
verdana is a poor mans calibri....
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verdana is a poor mans calibri....
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