Curtis Clark writes:
> on 2003-11-26 11:13 Christina Thiele wrote:
> > Hi there. I've got an author who's doing up graphics via MS Excel,
> > where the vertical axis has a label. Well, it's just looking cruddy
> > right now. The horizontal text snippets are ok, but that vertical
> > label is just not surviving the rotation. Or so it seems.
> Which font? Is it looking cruddy on-screen or in print?
> Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/
> Mockingbird Font Works http://www.mockfont.com/
The first version of the file had these fonts listed in the .ps file:
%%DocumentFonts: Times-Bold Helvetica-Bold Helvetica
%%DocumentNeededFonts: Times-Bold Helvetica-Bold Helvetica
His second version has the following lines:
On-screen, in ghostview, the text in question (`Proportion') looks
cruddy -- in fact, much of it just looks jammed together and broken
When printed, the text looks pretty much just like that too: jammed or
overprinted and jagged edges. In the first version of his figures, the
rotated word looks better -- indeed, the initial `P' and final `n'
look pretty good. It's what happens to the letters in between that is
truly cruddy ;-)
I should probably mention that the image begins life as a .doc file.
So, is it possible that one has to `box' text in some way, so that the
whole entity is rotated, as opposed to the individual letters. Or is
it that things should be done the other way around? Dunno anything
about how rotations work so ...