Hi Framer Friends,
I'm using FM 7.2, will soon be updating to FM 9, and output PDFs through Acrobat and HTML through WebWorks. The manuals that I maintain for our company have become very dated-looking, and it looks like I might be given the exciting opportunity in these next couple months to update the formatting of the manuals. I appreciated the recent conversation about serif and sans-serif fonts, and am wondering if anyone has suggestions or guidelines or links to web sites on best practices or aesthetically-pleasing document layouts/formatting. The changes must be mainly executable through a FM template or other automated means, since some product manuals are quite long. To give you an idea of our status, these are the initial changes I'm hoping to make: - Change font from Times New Roman to something that looks better, like Palatino - Change page margins from optimizing for print (different left and right) to optimizing for screen-viewing - Update the look of our Note and Tip insets: images and layout Thanks, and sorry if this question is too broad! I won't be offended if no one answers. :) (If you are really bored and interested in helping, you can see our manuals at our web site. For example: http://tecplot.com/support/rs/docs.aspx. Just bear in mind that we have been limited in the resources allotted to keeping up the look and quality of each manual. :-\ :) ) Please feel free to reply directly to me and copy the list, since I receive the list in digest mode. Callie Bertsche Tecplot, Inc.