Nice to know I'm not alone

I’ve always been a bit particular about how my documents looked, but I felt a bit like a nerd with OCD. It seemed that other lawyers just didn’t care, or didn’t care as much. It’s nice to know there are other lawyers who care about the aesthetic of their work product. After reading MB’s Typography for Lawyers, I fear I may be entering a new level of OCD, but that’s fine. It’s amazing how his tips really improve the look of my documents. Things like using only one space after all punctuation and using “Space After” to separate paragraphs rather than a hard return. It saves space, too. And what is it about Equity that makes it look so much better than TNR?

There are many differences between Equity and TNR, but the one I like more is that Equity color is darker.

Same here with a new level of OCD; thanks a bunch MB! :crazy_face: Seriously though. Not only Typography for Lawyers, but also MB’s Practical Typography are insightful sources of information. I refer to each regularly.

TNR, simply put, just looks old to me. While it continues to offer an appearance of professionalism, it also looks outdated and, in some aspects, fragile; ready to crumble apart. And after a while of reading it the font begins to take on a monotone appearance, causing the eye to strain more.

With TNR in mind, Equity on the other hand appears vibrant, fresh, and stout. Yet provides a smooth, respect-demanding, and, in a sense, luring visual aesthetic. Equity’s unique nuances ever so slightly draw attention to them while reading. But unlike TNR, those nuances seem to assist the eyes recognize the words, making it a smooth read regardless of time spent.

Here’s a thought… If all you have to work with on your court-filed documents are the Windows system and Cloud fonts, what are your top three font recommendations for body text and headings combinations?