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May
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awarded  Yearling
May
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revised Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?
added an example of real Palatino
May
9
comment Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?
@Ryan no, I just compared it to a LaTeX paper which uses no deviation of the standard stale, just a normal \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article}, which should be in Computer Modern. It sets nicely, very even and legible.
May
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asked Is this typeface intentionally so uneven, or is this some display error?
Feb
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accepted Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?
Feb
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asked Can I predefine brushes with color and size in Gimp?
Jul
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awarded  Teacher
Jul
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accepted How to create a pictogram representing “experimental therapy”?
Jul
5
comment How to create a pictogram representing “experimental therapy”?
Thank you very much. I was afraid that a simple beaker with a question mark looks like "get his lab results", but the idea was really helpful, I used it for the final version - see my answer for it.
Jul
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answered How to create a pictogram representing “experimental therapy”?
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25
asked How to create a pictogram representing “experimental therapy”?
Jun
25
accepted How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
May
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awarded  Commentator
May
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awarded  Scholar
May
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accepted How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
May
23
comment How can I ensure that a .pdf file I sent to a publisher has the same layout as on my computer?
We couldn't find the exact problem, but I imagine this could have been the culprit.
Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
@Philip Regan, you probably work in a company which does lots of publishing. 99% of the text we create at work won't be ever read by anybody not on our team. Any styling more complicated than what we are using here in Stack Exchange posts is just overkill for our daily work. Every one of us produces maybe 2-3 documents for publishing per year, and we place much more emphasis on the content than on the design (just like our readers). We are inexperienced, that's why it doesn't go smooth.
Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
@Philip Regan Typography is (luckily) given in the guidelines, and I know grammar and punctuation reasonably well. But maybe what I need is a good source to learn the very basic rules of layout. I agree that an artist should be allowed to place an image asymmetrically; for me, it is enough to center it, but I need something to remind me to check if a jerky mouse movement hasn't shifted it a bit to the right, because I don't have the eye to notice that something is amiss when I just look at the page.
Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
There are (short, simple) guidelines, but they are mostly already incorporated in the template anyway, as in "body text must be Times New Roman size 9". Some can be checked, like "There should be no empty line between a heading and the following paragraph". But then there are some which are probably too much "common sense" to have been listed explicitly, like the thing about the table margin. It seems that my co-workers just catch these, while I don't. And LaTeX is quite rare, because most prefer Word. There is no budget for a professional proofreader on our side.
Apr
15
comment How can non-designers learn to approve a print layout?
I find this very sensible, only it looks like I am very innovative in my mistakes. If I can find a standard checklist, I'll use both.