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Trivially amusing--

Someone sent me a powerpoint presentation where the slides primarily comprised large JPGs with all the info on them against a sandy background. This is a bad idea, as it makes the information almost entirely uneditable, except by someone with photoshop, which I have.

One page had three large columns of text, to which I had to append three more lines. By layering the new text over the old, gaussian-blurring, sharpening it, and then pixellating the results, and hard-lighting the original over it, it looks almost as crappy as the original. Not quite, it's visibly emboldened Times New Crappy 18, but only her typesetter knows for sure.

[Does little geek dance]


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May. 21st, 2004 02:20 pm (UTC)
May. 21st, 2004 02:48 pm (UTC)
Someone, somewhere, thought they were being very clever.
May. 21st, 2004 02:28 pm (UTC)
Ew. It's like working in a word-processing sweatshop.

Far more practical than attempting to explain the problem to the person who created the document, probably. :)
May. 21st, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Well, as an obsessive-compulsive anal-retentive, this sort of thing is sort of fun in a once-a-week sort of way. It did prevent me from getting a lot of much more scary-important work done, though. I could be 1) figuring out why we're releasing 2002 instead of 2004 teacher's guides in one of our front-running products, or 2) cutting logos out of images and spending two minutes making a "B" lower case because it's a frikkin' graphic instead of a character.

Eh, I'm paid either way.
May. 24th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
Times New Crappy?
is that a true type font? where can I download it?
May. 24th, 2004 12:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Times New Crappy?
There *should* be a times new crappy, and I'm sure there's something kind of like it, but no, I was just pixellating standard Times font. As it happens, I just blew four hours redoing it again so it looks professional, so no more Times New Crappy. :(
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