18 Rules For Using Text

ROFL 09-07-2014

We’ve looked at the 10 commandments of typography The Ten Commandments of Typography Thou shall not use Comic Sans. Read More which discussed how to pick the right font. Today, we’ll dive into more advanced stuff — here are 18 rules for using text in any document. And you shall never break any of them. If your document contains text, adhere to these rules.

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  1. Anonymous
    August 16, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    10A - Carefully adjust the spacing around text and headings.

  2. Luzin V
    July 10, 2014 at 7:56 am

    Very interesting article and that was very informative!

  3. I have a normal desktop screen.
    July 9, 2014 at 6:48 am

    Thank you. This was very informative.

    It would be so nice if we could read it on a normal screen without having to go from left to right every few lines. I bet whoever made this is clever enough to redo it and make it easier to read.

  4. Marius
    July 9, 2014 at 5:38 am

    Rule 19: Consider contrast. Don't use a light/dark text color on a light/dark background.

    It takes way too much effort to read the second column due to bad contrast.


    Rule 9 really depends on the kind of document and audience.

  5. Alex
    July 9, 2014 at 4:47 am

    Interesting! Do you know if there are any MS Word templates available that follow these rules?