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Body Text

1. In word processing, the default font for typing in the body of a document. The body type is usually a basic font like Arial or Times New Roman.

2. See: Body type.
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Here the differences between the largest and smallest headlines are shorter and the sizes of the headlines are reduced up to one column of 10-points body text.
The justified alignment and tight tracking of the body text are common in most papers.
The font used in the body text of the paid-for papers is also of classic design, like Charter, Imperial, Mercuri and Majerit.
The typographic treatment of the body text is very similar in both groups, and only slight differences were observed.
However, 20 Minutos and Adn include side-heads in long news stories, in a size similar to the body text but with certain typographical distinction of high contrast: Sans Serif typography, in bold, capital letters, and colour in some cases.
In these cases, side-heads are larger than the body of text, of heavier typography, generally bold or extra bold, and (in cases such as La Vanguardia) are integrated in the body text.
8 to 10-, the size of these headings is enough to clearly mark the typographical distinction between heading and body text without having to resort to other types of design resources.
In the free papers, the small size of the headings demands the use of other design resources to achieve the necessary typographic differentiation between heading and body text.
The remaining 25%, which corresponds to Metro, breaks that monotony by using an extra bold typography in the body text.