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On Jul 25, 2006, at 1:42 PM, Chris Jones wrote:

> I'm new to LaTeX and it's a breeze to get it to work provided you
> stick
> with the defaults.  They are fine with me except that my printouts use
> a font that looks like I tore a page out of one of the O'Reilly books.
>
> Quite striking but I found such high-quality fonts inappropriate for
> correspondence.  Makes the end result look a little "arrogant", which
> is not what I want in this particular case.
>
> I tried specifying a different font family such as Garamond, Helvet
> and
> a couple of others but I didn't see any difference either when viewing
> the compiled document in xdvi or when printed - HP LJ2100M, native
> postscript. I'm obviously not doing it right.
>
> Could any one point me to the relevant manual - or provide a brief
> explanation?

What commands are you using to switch fonts?

I'd suggest trying the following (depending on your TeX distribution
setup):

\usepackage{mathpazo}
\usepackage{mathptmx}

and you'll find much useful information here:

http://www.tug.org/fonts/

William

--
senior graphic designer
Fry Communications

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