[scribus] Paragraph Justification

Ted Powell ted at psg.com
Mon Nov 14 22:38:28 UTC 2011

On Sun, Nov 13, 2011 at 06:57:58AM -0700, Mike Sleger wrote:
> On Nov 13, 2011, at 3:46 AM, Murray Strome wrote:
> > If a paragraph fits on a single line and almost fills it, using force justify looks better.
> THAT is the case I was trying to remember!  I too have used force justify in both Word and Scribus because when you have multiple paragraphs, some multi-line and others single-line, it usually looks better if both the left and right margins are aligned for all paragraphs.  When a single-line paragraph is short, normal justify looks better, but when it's just a bit short of a full line, then force justify looks better.

Many years ago (30+) when I had access to a Triple-I phototypesetter I
put together an application that did simple page layout and formatting.
One of the user-settable parameters was a threshold on the length of
the last line of a paragraph, expressed as a percentage. Final lines
exceeding the threshold were justified, the others not. The Scribus
choices "Align Text Justified" and "Align Text Forced Justified" would
correspond to 100% and 0% respectively.

Ted Powell <ted at psg.com>   http://psg.com/~ted/
The best way to get to know a system is to tinker with it. --leb

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