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PostPosted: Wed Feb 4, 2004 1:55 PM 
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My wife is writing, at this very moment, a major report for a client who is on a Windows PC. She is desperately looking for a serif font that she can use in her Powerpoint presentation that looks better than her staid, characterless (Yes, I KNOW all fonts are characters, LOL)Times New Roman. Its important that this presentation stand out in every possible way, right down to the finest detail. :Oo:

The ideal type candidate should:

a) be easy to read at all point sizes (body copy, display, heads, etc.), ruling out faces like Benguiat

b) be lean, space-conserving, ruling out faces like Bookman

c) not be ornate, but clean-lined, ruling out faces like Dead History

d) have full character sets (upper & lower case, punctuation, diacritics), ruling out faces like Trajan

e) be cross-platform (supported on both Macs & PCs), ruling out faces like Habitat*

Palatino comes to mind as one that fills the bill, but this one has been tried in the past and doesn't translate well at all, apparently PCs don't have a decent version of Palatino, because it was poorly managed (squished strokes; poor, if any, kerning; etc.).

One we are liking is Book Antiqua, but have NO clue if it is a commonplace PC typeface. This is crucial, for the client is a tech moron, so sending a copy along with the report and asking him to install it beforehand IS outta the question. A strictly plug-n-play type of guy, he. If any of you have seen BA on a PC of late, please lemme know. Or if you also own/use PCs and know that it is a commonly found font, please advise likewise.

*-I am assuming this Jonathan Hoefler-designed face is only on Macs, as he is a hardcore Maccie. It is moot, because even IF it is available, it is a boutique font and not widespread.

So, anybody got any ideas? :suspect:

Thanx bunches

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This computer I am using at work (Gateway/Windows 2000) has Book Antiqua, but I can't say for certain if it is a common place Windows font or if its the same exact font as on a Mac. :(

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 4, 2004 5:58 PM 
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Not sure what version of Windows your wife's client is running, but here is a list of the default fonts for Windows 98, from Microsloth:

http://support.microsoft.com/default....id=http

Hope this helps!


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