MikeGale wrote:Hi paulp575
For me the message is good and clear.
(I've never stepped across font family lines when doing this.)
So I guess what it's saying is that I've stepped across font families?
The use I can see for something like "helvetica, arial, serif;" would be to show up any machine that lacks both of the sans-serif fonts. Any such machine would show the page looking glaringly different. (If you check the first link above you'll find that such machines may be hard to find. Which raises issues of wise choice of fonts, this is an important topic to get a feel for.)
I normally use fonts that are probably on most users machines, i.e., arial, courier, and times new roman. But then I also include the default fonts (sans and sans-serif).
Problem is, I don't really understand the different types of font families.
And the two links above didn't really provide a decent list. I've been using the same font family list for quite a while now and just recently (maybe with v8.0?) this error message started showing up.
Previously I've been just ignoring it, but decided to see if I could eliminate it.
For example, if my first choice is arial, which default font should I also specify? Same with courier or Times New Roman.
MikeGale wrote:There is potential here for somebody to create a list of background reading, indexed to that first sentence in the CSE message. I'm not going to do it but somebody might like to pick up that idea, maybe as a wiki!! With something like that, it would be really convenient to read up on background.
You seem to agree with me that a some type of list would definitely be helpful!
Thanks for your help,