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    Want to be Greener?

    Do you want to save the planet?

    Would you like an easy no cost solution to extending printer cartridge life?

    Then look no further!

    The answer is here

    Ecofont | The green font with holes


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    lol, I'm not sure whether to laugh or go "hmmm!" appreciatively

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    I actually think its a good idea

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    No doubt it works - getting it used though would be amusing

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    Good idea but businesses have to pay for the professional version.

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    Thats fantastic, might make it the default font here,

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    Unfortunately, (even at 12pts) it makes the printout look grey. Cue lots of "the printer's running out of toner" reports from end-users and them printing it a second time in another font.

    If you were nitpicky, you could also argue that displaying the extra white dots on screens (instead of black) uses more energy than a conventional solid black font.

    So nil points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete View Post
    Unfortunately, (even at 12pts) it makes the printout look grey. Cue lots of "the printer's running out of toner" reports from end-users and them printing it a second time in another font.

    If you were nitpicky, you could also argue that displaying the extra white dots on screens (instead of black) uses more energy than a conventional solid black font.

    So nil points.
    Most modern LCD displays use more energy displaying black than white. CRT monitors are the opposite, so even displaying the font on screen could be determined to be more efficient...

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    Our environment group wanted this put on the computers, sadly i forgot.

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    For day to day student printing, I believe that it'll be ok.

    Going to try it out when I get back to work, going to see if the Office 2007 adm/admx admin pack will allow me to set the default font for students (via a GPO).

    -Ken
    Last edited by wagnerk; 5th November 2009 at 06:41 PM. Reason: more info

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    Quote Originally Posted by wagnerk View Post
    Going to try it out when I get back to work, going to see if the Office 2007 adm/admx admin pack will allow me to set the default font for students (via a GPO).
    I think the default font is set in normal.dot (or normal.dotx for 2007). I reckon you'll have to make a new normal template and do a find a replace on your server to distribute it to all the users profiles.

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