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Subject:Re: Justified vs. ragged right text From:"William H. Price" <afn02078 -at- FREENET3 -dot- FREENET -dot- UFL -dot- EDU> Date:Thu, 14 Sep 1995 06:51:42 GMT
In <437aad$m7c -at- newsbf02 -dot- news -dot- aol -dot- com>, techwriter -at- aol -dot- com (TechWriter) wrote:
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T> Does anyone have strong preferences one way or another. Can anyone cite
T> definitive information showing why one might be prefereble? Does anyone
T> prefer one style while operating under a style guide that uses the other?
I cannot cite chapter and verse, but I remember a reasonably old
dissertation on the subject. As I remember, ragged right was perceived
as less 'mechanical' in business letters. Memory says dissertation
also held that san serif type more attention getting than serif; and
daisy wheel printer output regarded as 'more genuine' than laser printer.