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Subject:RE: research on justified vs. ragged right From:Dave Neufeld <Dave_Neufeld -at- spectrumsignal -dot- com> To:TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com> Date:Fri, 26 Nov 1999 11:06:12 -0800
> I'm looking for research regarding the use of justification and
> ragged paragraphs in printed documentation.
Horton repeats his suggestion in "Illustrating Computer
Documentation" on pg 281,
"Left justify rather than fully justify the text. Full justification
reduces reading rates about 10 percent"
In making this claim, Horton cites the following references:
Heines, Jesse M. "Screen Design Strategies for Computer-Assisted
Instruction", Bedford, MA: Digital Press, 1984
Trollip, S. and G. Sales. "Readability of Computer-Generated
Fill-Justified Text." "Human Factors", 28, 1986 pp. 159-164.