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Sharpest Fonts For A Laptop

Hi I was just wondering what would be a good font for word processing on a 15 inch wide screen Laptop. I'm also curious if some Laptops have sharper text then other maybe better video processing or memory kind of new this this and maybe I was just use to my old CRT. I know this is probably a matter of individual taste but I'm betting that some fonts display sharper than others currently using Word but I would be willing to purchase additional fonts if I could get some that would be sharper then the ones included with Word. Well looking forward to your thoughts and observations. Thanks!

Tom j

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This freebie. . .

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ClearType Tuner

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GOD Bless You!!! Thanks this might be exactly what I've been looking for how much of a difference does it make and what font do you use for word processing. Thanks!!!

Tom j.

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One caveat about ClearType

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It only works if your monitor is set to its native resolution. Any other setting makes things worse. I've found a very few instances where some it causes color anomalies with some fonts....red borders and such. The tuner will help but sometimes you have to select another sample square that doesn't appear to be best to the eye. Overall, it works well and relieves some eye strain. I also run Windows 2000 which doesn't offer ClearType and the difference is dramatic when I switch.

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Native Resolution

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Say Steve I have a Laptop so I'm just running the resolution that was there when I purchased it maybe I could call Gateway and ask what the
native resolution is, are laptops different then standard LCD monitors. I think I'm running the default resolution. hmmm we'll see.

Tom j.

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Re: what font abd size to use.

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You'd use what you prefer. Depends on the monitor and it's settings (like clearview), on your eyes and spectacles or lenses, on the viewing distance and on your preferences.

The problem with word processing is that the font on the screen is the same as the font on the print. So if, for example, you would like your print to be in DejaVu Sans Mono (a font that comes with OpenOffice 2.4), it's DejaVu Sans Mono on the screen also.

I find Arial a pleasant font on the screen. The primary disadvantage is that it is rather "thick", so uses relatively a lot of ink, adding to your expenses on that. For a letter, for example, Courier New is much "thinner", so cheaper. But Courier New is hardly, if ever, used for reports, just for letters (because it resembles a typewriter).

Kees

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Install

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OK got it downloaded the brief instructions said it installs under control panel so then what do you do next or is that it. Thanks!!

Tom j.

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Just go to the control panel

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click on the clear type tuning icon and follow the instructions. Then check to see if your text is better. If not, you can go back and repeat the process. I've found that sometimes my selection during the tuning process doesn't produce the best results overall.

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Vista Info

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Thanks Steve!!!! and you say you really saw a dramatic difference when you got it right, boy I sure hope it helps, and is this also available for Vista just curious, might be buying a new notebook for the wife.

Tom j.

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