Re: [NTB] Fixed Width Fonts
- Recommend for fixed width font information and sources:
I find Andale satisfactory for display and printing of standard paragraph
documents. It's a TrueType font, free download from Microsoft.
On 9 Oct 2002 at 1:30, Cliff wrote:
> I am considering upgrading from Notetab Std to the Pro version because
> of certain additional features available. However, I am concerned
> about how, having only fixed width fonts available, will affect the
> quality(appearance)of printed material generated from Notetab Pro.
> The only fixed width font I believe I have is Courier which is ugly on
> screen and on paper. Any suggestions from anyone using Pro. Thanks.
- You can use any font you like for printed output in NoteTab Pro. The
fixed-width font limitation affects only what you work with on the
screen, not what you print out. Hope this helps.
<<<However, I am concerned about how, having only fixed width fonts
available, will affect the
quality(appearance)of printed material generated from Notetab Pro.>>>
- Dr. Paul Harder wrote:
> I like to use FixedSys. In my own not so humble opinion,Hear hear! I too cast my vote for FixedSys. I'll stop short of
> it looks cool.
saying "it looks cool", but in my opinion it's clean-looking
(because it's sans-serif), its "pen width" is heavy enough to
see the letters clearly but not so heavy that the letters look
smudged, and its height-to-width ratio is just right (so it's not
visually squished vertically or horizontally). I find FixedSys
to be fully workmanlike.
As for fixed vs. proportional, if I really need the more elegant
design elements offered by a proportional font, I'll copy and
paste from NoteTab into MS Word, or just type it up from scratch
I've always thought of NoteTab as a "text editor", and not so
much a "word processor" (although that distinction can be seen
to be blurred somewhat), and certainly not a page layout program.
As a text editor, it's excellent. Better than excellent, even ...
... although it *would* be made quite better with Back and
Forward history buttons *AND* the associated standard keystrokes
for file navigation, so we could finally stop playing Where's Waldo
with those insane musical-chair file tabs. Hah! Couldn't resist
throwing that in! My #1 NoteTab pet peeve. Hah! Fix it, Eric! :-)
-- Steve LaMantia