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    I'm using CSS to control type sizes regardless of screen resolution. I am having good results but find that fonts on the PC are generaly larger than on the Mac. In other words, 11 point type looks good at any resolution on the Mac but too big on the PC. But 10 point type looks good on the PC and is unreadable on the Mac.

    Is ther something I am doing wrong?

    Thanks for the help.

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    Try using pixels (px) to set your font sizes. I read somewhere that this is the most cross-browser, cross-platform standard.
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    Pixels are certainly the way to go for uniformity. However be sure to change the font size to points before allowing someone to print the page.

    It use to be that most printers had difficultly printing scalable fonts using a pixel size. I'm not sure the newer models are much better

    You can set print options using CSS2/Media types.
    Here's the info:
    http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-CSS2/media.html

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    Theres a good article about css pixel vs points sizing at http://www.alistapart.com/stories/fear4/.

    Shane


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