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    Re: diy pocket editions
    From: Hanno Ix
    Date: 2013 Jan 12, 14:53 -0800
    This is very nice!

    I have tried to do someyhing similar but yours looks better than mine.
    Let me toss out some suggestions based on my experience

    1. There is still a lot of white space - can you enlarge your tables
        and arrange/enlarge  them to use more of it?

    2. I found for the intended purpose increments of 2 min is quite OK!
        Interpolation becomes rather easy - IF you need it at all.

    Both of the above will probably allow you to get all on one page.

    3 . For easy look-up you may want to emphasize some prominent locations
         like headers/footers and the ten's of minutes,  i.e. with
         underlining, boxing, different fonts, different sizes, bold, italics etc.

    4.  Yes, small fonts do look thinner. Therfore I use bold face. I also noticed,
         at least in my tables, that the white spave between rows may be relatively
         small as compared to the characters.

    5. As far as fonts: I prefer monospaced fonts for tables. 
       See: http://www.lowing.org/fonts/  has plent of examples.

    h
       


    From: Andrew Nikitin <nsg21---.com>
    To: hannoix---.net
    Sent: Saturday, January 12, 2013 1:15 PM
    Subject: [NavList 21905] diy pocket editions


    I tried my hand in making a tiny "book" that fits in the shirt pocket.
    I used 2.75"x4.25" (1/8 of a Letter) as a page size. I found out that different fonts have very different legibility at low sizes. Calibri (new default Microsoft sans serif font) looks decent at 6 pt, but I wonder if there are any fonts that were specifically designed to look good in small sizes? Any suggestions?
    Another unexpected problem with small fonts, is that the lines they are composed off, are noticeably thinner and, as a result, when printed on laser printer, the toner would simply start crumbling away. I really do not see how to overcome this, other than switching to ink jet printer.
    Anyway, here is what I end up with. This is compact Ageton tables with some instructions. It is to be printed on both side of the paper (duplex, short edge), each page cut in 4 pieces, stacked, folded and stapled.
    nsg
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