# What are the most horrible things you see in simple documents? [closed]

I once saw a poster similiar to my minimal example:

The code is in the end of the post.

1. What odd things confuse you most reading a non-latex document/ presentation?
2. Where do I find the original poster which inspired this minimal example?

\documentclass[a4paper]{scrartcl}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}

\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern}
\newcommand{\changefont}[3]{
\fontfamily{#1} \fontseries{#2} \fontshape{#3} \selectfont}

\usepackage[letterspace=150]{microtype}

\usepackage{cancel}

\begin{document}
\changefont{cmss}{m}{n}

How to\\[-3.5ex]

freak o\raisebox{-0.4mm}{ut}

\hspace{-1mm}{\lsstyle your} $\cancel{\textrm{design}}$ TeX

colleagues .
\end{document}


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• I hate bad kerning, giving a document that "Microsoft feel." – Steven B. Segletes Sep 18 '14 at 14:30
• @StevenB.Segletes W ha t d on 't y ou lik e a bout k ern ing? – David Carlisle Sep 18 '14 at 14:43
• I suppose: xkcd.com/1015 hits it on the nail... – Uwe Ziegenhagen Sep 18 '14 at 14:53
• Weren't we much more happy back in those days where we couldn't recognise bad kerning? I miss that – pablos Sep 18 '14 at 14:57
• @pablos I have some original reports from our laboratory circa 1943. State of the art science and engineering. But here are some typographical highlights: 1cm right-hand margin; hand-pasted hand-cropped photographs; hand-written notations in figures, two different typewriter fonts and font sizes, depending on the content; one-sided printing; non-photo figures are mimeographed; underlined section titles; footnotes with superscripted symbols; distribution list handwritten on inside cover (including Dr. Veblen of IAS & D.C.Pack of Ft. Halstead); page number format: "-12 -" – Steven B. Segletes Sep 18 '14 at 15:17