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21 / 04 / 16
Bullets are designed to call out key points and help the reader scan large amounts of information. Or at least, that’s the idea. You can start out with good intentions when you use them – you’re probably trying to make life easier for your readers. Perhaps you’re trying to create a document that’s snappy, easy […]
01 / 03 / 16
Bullet points can be a very useful addition to your documents. They can make it easy for your reader to quickly take in important information or instructions. But once you have your bullet list, how should you punctuate it? Should you use capital letters? Are semicolons involved somehow? If you’ve ever tried to find out […]
12 / 08 / 14
For those of us who don’t deal in fonts every day, the number of fonts on offer can seem overwhelming – but it doesn’t have to be. Serif vs sans serif Fonts generally fall into two categories – serif and sans serif. Those with small projecting features are known as serifs. Examples include Times New […]
30 / 06 / 14
Bullet points can bring clarity to an otherwise dense report, delivering quickfire information. But overuse them and you could shoot yourself in the foot – too many can make a document very hard to read. There are 20 bullet points in this article. Take each of them on board next time you draft a document […]
24 / 05 / 11
We are more likely to remember information when it is written in a hard-to-read font, according to psychologists at Princeton and Indiana universities. Researcher Connor Diemand-Yauman and his colleagues wanted to explore how fonts affect how much we remember from the text we read. They found that learning materials set in slightly harder-to-read fonts produced […]
17 / 07 / 09
Expert trainer Kathy Gemmell explains how to use design to create easy to read, high-impact documents. Learn how to: Make a document look readable Select the best width for margins Use headings and subheadings to guide your reader. Click here to listen.