Stories by Terri Stone

Font of Wisdom

You've followed every piece of cross-platform advice, from naming files with the eight-dot-three convention to using programs that are the same on Microsoft Corp. Windows and Apple Computer Inc. Macs. Yet when someone opens your file on a Windows system, the document looks like a jumbled mess. Courier may show up where you specified Copperplate. Lines of text may reflow right off the page. Font incompatibilities can make hay of your careful planning when people on both sides of the platform divide must work on documents.