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What Font/Size is best for emails?

Discussion in 'General Software' started by KieX, Nov 12, 2011.

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Which is the best email font/size?

  1. Calibri - Size 11

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  2. Calibri - Size 12

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  3. Times New Roman - Size 11

    14.3%
  4. Times New Roman - Size 12

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  5. Arial - Size 11

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  6. Arial - Size 12

    57.1%
  7. Other - Please post your suggestion

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  1. KieX

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    I am putting together an Operations Manual at work to help detail the processes people should follow. In this handbook I am including a section which aims to standardize our company's email format.

    So... What Font/Size combination works best for email communication? Please let me know why you think your choice is best.

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  2. W1zzard

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    times and other serifed fonts are hard to read. use calibri or arial, really no difference. make sure text color is set to black (not blue outlook default) and make sure replies are prefixed with "RE:" and not a language specific abbreviation
     
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    Thanks W1z. What about size? Because different screens make fonts look very big or very small. An Arial 12 on my 27" looks massive, but an Arial 11 looks tiny on my work 19" for example.
     
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    What's are the resolutions on your monitors? Shouldn't be a huge difference if they're set to native. (unless that's a 1080 27")
     
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    arial
     
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    Ignoring my 27 from home.. at work we have a number of monitors like:
    - 15" CRT with 1280x1024
    - 15" 4:3 1024x768
    - 17" 16:9 1366x768
    - 19" 16:9 1366x768
    - 19" 16:10 1440x900
    - 19" 5:4 1280x1024
    ...

    So what looks good on one doesn't always look good on another. That's why I thought worth asking size. No idea what our clients use, so obviously looking for something as universal as possible.
     
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    Arial 12 point - my favourite by far, so easy to read. I use it regardless of monitor resolution.
     
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    Frick Fishfaced Nincompoop

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    11 or 12. 11 looks a bit better on my 19" 1280x1024 imo.
     
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