Beta-Testers Wanted for PDF Worksheet

94441116_315b6c67e7_oDo we have any teachers or textbook/continuing-ed authors in the house?

Last night I was inspired to take my recent post on coming up with names and rework it so that it is more about going through the process of finding the names and less about talking about the process.

I created a PDF which should make it easier for a user to invent a name, but before I release it into the wild I need feedback on the design, instructions, formatting, and on whether the process works.

Would anyone care to give it a try?

Your help would be deeply appreciated. Thanks!

Edit: I've updated this post with version 2 of the PDF.


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7 Comments on Beta-Testers Wanted for PDF Worksheet

  1. It appears there are different fonts being used or different font sizes in the body of text. One font/size for the body is better.

    The PDF may work better as a form (requires Acrobat) so that the user can type into the fields.

    There is a xxxxx at the end, not sure what that is for.

  2. Muratcan Simsek // 26 May, 2016 at 10:34 am // Reply

    If this is for printing, lose the spacing between the paragraphs and put indents. Georgia and Liberation Serif isn’t a good mix. Either use one serif type, or make a mix with a serif and a sans.

    Also, line spacing is too small.

  3. Muratcan Simsek // 26 May, 2016 at 10:36 am // Reply

    Ligatures are also missing, enable the feature.

  4. I don’t have anything to add about the presentation at the moment, but in your admonition to “carefully consider the context, connotation, subtext, and cultural references in the name”, you might add a reminder about security as well, since many of the answers also correspond to the kinds of security questions used by banks, e-mail providers, and so on. I have my own system for coming up with memorable lies on those, wanting to limit the damage should my answers be exposed by a hack at some point, but I’m sure many people do answer them truthfully.

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