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Text-size problem

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I've read numerous articles about the font-size problems, but am confused about a couple of things. I'm using Microsoft Expression Web. The drop-down box that lets me select text size shows medium (14 pt), however if I make some text medium and some text 14 pt, they ARE NOT the same size. The medium displays as 12 pt. even though that's not what it says. Why would this be? This happens both in the application itself and when tested on IE7 and Firefox 2.0. So for whatever reason, default text, medium text, and 12 point text are all the same. Is this correct?

Next question: default, medium, and 12 pt. text all appear the same on several different computers i've looked at with IE6, IE7, and firefox. All except my wife's computer at work. Her browser is IE6. Her font size in display properties is normal and her text size in the browser is medium. However her default text is 12 but medium text is 14. What is making this difference on her IE6 compared to the IE6 i've tested it on?

Thanks.
Jan 23 '08 #1
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drhowarddrfine
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I've forgotten the points about 'pt' so I'll have to look at my notes but one thing you should know. pt is for pages that will be printed and not designed for pages to display on a monitor. For that you should use 'em', or at least 'px'.

About pixels and points
Jan 23 '08 #2

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I'm aware of the point/pixel difference, but I want to avoid using them alltogether so users can resize on their display as they would like. I'm just confused why their "Medium 14pt" doesn't match with real 14pt. I want to use "medium" or "small".
Jan 23 '08 #3

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