justification

Subject: justification
From: DAVID IBBETSON <ibbetson -at- IDIRECT -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 22 May 1996 22:11:11 -0400

Paula writes:
>You can do the adjustments in PM5 a couple of ways. First of all you have
>the tracking function, it sets the space between the characters and the
>settings range from "very loose" to "very tight" and "no track". You can
>also Kern letters so that they appear tighter or looser and you can also
>shift them up and down. The finest increment for kerning on Pagemaker is
>1/100 th of an em.

The choice of tracking setting from "very tight" to "very loose" is manual.
The whole tracking function is concerned with how letter spacing should
change with font size. Kerning is also manual.

My impression is that PM5 does its justification in the traditional Linotype
way. After the line ending has been determined imaginary space-wedges are
tightened until the line is justified.

David (the idiot who hadn't thought much about this problem) Ibbetson

David Ibbetson, Ontario, Canada ibbetson -at- idirect -dot- com

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