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..."