10 Helpful Tips to Well Use Fonts on your Content

10 Helpful Tips to Well Use Fonts on your Content
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Typography is basically the art that is responsible for the correct choice of typeface, material, technique, space distribution, among other aspects that help give text legibility.

Learning to choose the right typeface for each job is an art that requires dedication, work, and experience since a suitable typeface makes the difference between a good and a bad job.

Here are some basic tips to keep in mind:

Readability

Your documents must be clear and easy to read, so you need to use very legible fonts, basically wooden letters, without ornaments or any complications.

Another aspect to take into account is the size, if something is designed to be printed, a text smaller than 8 pt will make it difficult for the reader to read, so a good reading size between 9 and 11 pt is recommended.

Hierarchical Contents

The reader needs to know which content is more important than others or which one you want to highlight; the titles or subtitles must go in larger bodies than general texts and between the title and the subtitle there must also be a hierarchy.

The correct way is: give the subtitle more body than the general text and give the title more body than the subtitle, depending on the case you can give the title 1 pt more and make it bolder.

Do not use different fonts in the same document or text

It is best to use only 2 fonts, taking into account that each type has bold and italics, exaggerating using many types of fonts tends to confuse and give the feeling of disorder.

Do not abuse capital letters

Abusing capital letters makes it impossible to highlight aspects of the text, makes it difficult to read, and gives the impression that it is being shouted; it is best to use what is necessary, little is more.

Do not abuse the bold

The bold should be used only in the essential content that will stand out, your text in bold must have its own meaning and have an important message, otherwise, it will lose legibility.

Beware of paragraph alignments

Pending the alignments of the paragraphs, a text justified on both sides causes unbalanced spaces that generate aberrations in the text, this happens especially on the web.

Don't abuse the underlines

Filling the text with underlines would make it unnecessary, it is best to be very restrictive when using them, so the paragraph will gain readability for the reader.

When it comes to sharing your document

If you share your document with another person by transferring it to another computer, it is best to use the standard letters of the system so they will not suffer alterations, since when you open your document on another computer it will change to the fonts that you have installed.

But if you want to keep the document with your original font, it is best to convert your document to PDF so your letters will be embedded and will not be modified when opened on another computer.

Don't install many fonts at once

Keep only your preferred fonts and the new fonts you want to use you can load only when you need them.

Classify your non-installed fonts

Collecting many fonts is very complex, it's best to use a classification that will allow you to locate them simply, for example, dry-stick, fun, for headlines, for web, symbols... you will save a lot of searching time.

I hope with these 10 basic tips you can learn to use fonts well, if you do so you will get the reader to better understand the written text, capture the idea you want to convey, and give your document readability, in this way you will be able to finish successfully every job or project you work on.

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