I think it depends on the application, how the documents are delivered, and what the company's stanard fonts (part of the corporate "look," or branding, are).
The other thing you should know is that for some reason, picking fonts amounts to a religious war with odd fervor among the participants. So you're unlikely to get one good answer. If I were you, I'd start with Adobe's Type Primer http://www.adobe.com/education/pdf/type_primer.pdf For material that will be printed or delivered via PDF and likely to be printed by the customer, I usually use a serif body font and serif heads. The one I'm working in now uses Palatino and Avant Garde. If the material will only be on-screen and/or web, I'd go with serif fonts for both body and heads, and I'd pick one that was designed for on-screen display -- very few are, or were. Verdana is one of them. Arial is not.... Most type foundries today will have a few. If you want more detail, on why, Google "font readability research" Cheers, Art Art Campbell art.campbell at gmail.com "... In my opinion, there's nothing in this world beats a '52 Vincent and a redheaded girl." -- Richard Thompson No disclaimers apply. DoD 358 On Mon, Jul 20, 2009 at 2:57 AM, mathieu jacquet<bobitch at hotmail.com> wrote: > > Dear all, > is there any "standard font" for writing Getting Started guides, User Manuals > and other technical documents? Which one do you personnally use? Do you find > that some fonts offer a better "reading quality" than others? > Thank you very much in anticipation. > Yours sincerely, > Mathieu. > > > _________________________________________________________________ > T?l?phonez gratuitement ? tous vos proches avec Windows Live Messenger? !? > T?l?chargez-le maintenant ! > http://www.windowslive.fr/messenger/1.asp > _______________________________________________ > > > You are currently subscribed to Framers as art.campbell at gmail.com. > > Send list messages to framers at lists.frameusers.com. > > To unsubscribe send a blank email to > framers-unsubscribe at lists.frameusers.com > or visit > http://lists.frameusers.com/mailman/options/framers/art.campbell%40gmail.com > > Send administrative questions to listadmin at frameusers.com. Visit > http://www.frameusers.com/ for more resources and info. >