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Confessions of an Unjustified Sinner: Using Justification in Ooo Writer

Sep 11, 2007, 09:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Bruce Byfield)


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"When typewriters ruled the desktop, all paragraphs had a ragged right justification, with each line starting at the same position on the left, but with a variable right margin. Full justification--lines whose left and right sides all ended in the same positions--were the mark of professional typography, and beyond the means of the average user.

"Little wonder, then, that when word processors brought full justification to everyone in the 1980s, that users went wild for it. The fondness for justification has never died since, even though many programs do it poorly, leaving irregular spaces between words and letters that make the document look less professional, rather than more..."

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