Tools: Last-line justification in InDesign CS? Solved!

Subject: Tools: Last-line justification in InDesign CS? Solved!
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: CEL <copyediting-l -at- listserv -dot- indiana -dot- edu>, TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2007 19:11:57 -0500

Dick Margulis solved the line justification problem about 15 minutes after I posed my question... and probably would have solved it faster if he'd been checking e-mail when I first sent out the question. <g>

The problem: I wanted to justify text at both the left and right margins in a paragraph style definition, but leave the last line of the paragraph flush right. Thus, I selected "Full justify" -- incorrectly assuming "full" meant "both sides". Nope. It actually means that the last line should also be justified, whether or not it merits this treatment.

The solution: Choose the "Left justify" setting, which does not mean (as you might expect, and as I certainly did) "justify only the left margin". That's reserved for the "Left" setting, minus the word "justify". Makes perfect sense once you understand the logic!

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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