Re: Right-justification

Subject: Re: Right-justification
From: Jacque Foreman <foremangraphics -at- juno -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 6 Dec 2004 21:00:58 -0800

I believe what you are discussing is "full justification" and not "right
justification." Full justification is smooth on both sides, while right
justification is ragged on the left side.

My preference is usually full justification because it has a neater look
and it forces the eye to stay with one column at a time. If one chooses
ragged right, it is usually necessary to put more space between columns
because otherwise the eye has a tendency to jump columns.

Well, that's my 5c worth.

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On Mon, 06 Dec 2004 13:30:18 -0800 Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
> Dick Margulis wrote:
> >>> *Experience* has shown that well set justified text is every bit
> as
> >>> readable as well set ragged text.
> I think the key here is "well set." If you are not going to adjust
> each
> line separately, then ragged right text generally looks better than
> justified text.
> That is probably relevant to most tech-writers, since many would
> rather
> set up the justification, then ignore it. The danger, of course, is
> to
> generalize from that specific circumstance to design in general.
> --
> Bruce Byfield
> ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^



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