RE: Justified or Not

Subject: RE: Justified or Not
From: Christi Carew <ccarew -at- rangestar -dot- com>
To: 'Jeff Hanvey' <jewahe -at- yahoo -dot- com>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 11:20:41 -0700

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jeff Hanvey [mailto:jewahe -at- yahoo -dot- com]
> Subject: Re: Justified or Not

> > Justified text is the right choice in some
> > circumstances (especially multiple columns) and the
> > wrong choice in some circumstances. There are no
> > hard-and-fast rules. Not even rules of thumb (except
> > that Word default settings suck).
> I agree with this. I should have said as much in my
> post. It is up to the writer to evaluate the situation
> to determine what is "right."

Sorry for the late post (I was out yesterday).

Has there been a study on why "Justified text is the right choice in some
circumstances (especially multiple columns)"? I know that I prefer ragged
right; it makes it much easier for me to keep my place. I usually use ragged
right even in multiple columns.
I've never seen an arguement on why full justification is better. Not that
I've looked for that argument, but I haven't seen anything in this
discussion either (relating to _why_ one way might be better in certain
situations versus other situations).

Christi Carew
ccarew -at- rangestar -dot- com

RangeStar Wireless

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