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  • Larger Print Size and Interesting Fonts

    I surely love to read postings with a larger print size.

    When I looked at Scotia Carver this morning, I noticed he used a
    Comic Sans MS font, with what I guess is a 16 point print size. And then he jazzed it up with a green color. And I see that Eddy Smiles did the same (with a different color).

    Bet you, they're old guys with reading glasses.

    For those who wish to take pity on us, just click on the "A" button at the top right of the typing area and pick your font and font size ("hint - 16 really does the trick"). Bob's your Uncle.
    Last edited by Rodster; 06-23-2018, 01:29 PM.
    Rodster
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    Hi Rodster
    I would do that, but I can't find an "A" at the top right of my screen.
    Larry

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Magicman View Post
      Hi Rodster, I would do that, but I can't find an "A" at the top right of my screen.
      Larry


      I guess it's not literally at the top of your screen. But when you're typing, if you cast your eyes just to the top right of the typing area, you'll see three symbols. The middle one is an "A". To the far left on the same banner is a camera and a post link. Hope this helps.
      Last edited by Rodster; 06-23-2018, 09:12 AM.
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      • #4
        Basic Times Roman is very readable for me, but some colors I can't see...colorblind.
        Bill
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        • #5
          something like this?...I used "Times New Roman ".... oops!.... forgot the colour ( yeah , I know I spelled color wrong, but I'm Canadian... )
          If you're looking for me, you'll find me in a pile of wood chips somewhere...

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          • #6
            I use Comic Sans all the time. I think it's just a little easier to read. I use size 14 but will start using size 16 as it does make a big difference. It's really easy to do...at least when I go to type. When I want to type a message I click on the the box to type and a large task bar with all kinds of options opens above the box. Click on the box that says Font and choose your font from the drop down menu. Then go to the box just to the right and click Size. Click on the size you want from the drop down menu and you're good to go.
            Keep On Carvin'
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Soggy View Post
              something like this?...I used "Times New Roman ".... oops!.... forgot the colour ( yeah , I know I spelled color wrong, but I'm Canadian... )
              The font type is a personal preference that, in general, doesn't affect my reading...but colour...different story.
              Bill
              Living among knives and fire.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by woodburner807 View Post
                Basic Times Roman is very readable for me, but some colors I can't see...colorblind.


                Here is Times New Roman with a 16 point size. // And here is Verdana with the same 16 point type.

                Most authorities hold that Verdana is the best type face for on screen reading, but both seem very legible.

                The colorblind issue is a good point -- something I hadn't thought of.
                Rodster
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                • #9
                  Trying this out good plan
                  Herb

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                  • #10
                    Hi all
                    It is nice to be able to read messages that in larger print, I am one of those guys that had cataracts removed and have 20/20 vision except fine print, then I have to find a pair of readers LOL

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                    • #11
                      I found it, thanks for the help.
                      Larry

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                      • #12
                        Newspapers mostly use Times New Roman like book publishers have done.
                        Black text on a white background is most easily visible.
                        Brian T

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                        • #13
                          Most of us have several (or dozens) of type fonts available on our "device," but it may be confusing to readers to switch with every message. While I welcome the focus on better communication, I'd rather see less confusion between carving, craving and caving.

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                          • #14
                            Most browsers apps will allow you to specify the font and font size for your viewing. In Macs with Safari, its in Preferences/Advanced. In Firefox, it's in Preferences/General/Language and Appearance (scroll down a ways...).

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                            • #15
                              Font is an issue for academic publishing houses who anticipate that learners will benefit from the printed text.
                              Apparently, the letter shapes in Times New Roman are most easily understood. This isn't arbitrary.
                              Brian T

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