matkat - 10:56 pm on Apr 17, 2003 (gmt 0)
You're on the right track. This is the internet and you're trying to convey information, not create artwork. Your main problem is that your newsletter is created by a "designer". That it's on a Mac makes no difference at all. I use a mac and create everything I need from brochures to websites including pdf's and newsletters. The solution is to treat it as a newsletter. Just about everyone has times, arial, verdana, etc. You can still have a clear format with a sense of design and make it a smaller file. I send out a monthly newsletter and try to keep it to one page. There are many threads here about useabilty on the net. I suggest you tell your designer what you need and ask them to create the newsletter from your parameters not theirs.