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In general, use absolute size values when you want the rendered text to
be an extreme size, either very large or very small, or when you want
an entire paragraph of text to be a specific size.
For example, using the largest font for the first character of a paragraph
makes for a crude form of illuminated manuscript (see Figure 4-22 ):
<font size=7>C</font>all me Ishmael.
Figure 4-22. Exaggerating the first character of a
sentence with the size attribute for <font>
Also, use an absolute font when inserting a delightfully unreadable bit
of "fine" printboilerplate or legaleseat the bottom of your document (see
Figure 4-23 ):
<font size=1>
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