Yet another stupid quark question

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by munckee, Sep 26, 2006.

  1. macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    I have a text box with two columns of text in it. I want the text to be justified to the entire width of the box in the two columns, other than the initial indentation. How the heck do I do that?

    I would have thought that simply setting the text to "forced" would accomplish this, but it doesn't. My last line is a few characters short and other than messing with it for the next hour, I don't know how to make it fit the space.
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    If I understand you right, try setting up an H&J to permit a huge max word space (500%), then try forced, applying your H&J as a format. You could also get really ugly and permit a max character space of 20-30%... or more, then applying great wadges of kerning all over the place. :eek:

    Why do you want commit this crime against typography? :p

    On the other hand, if you want to neatly finish a column at the end of a line, try some subtle tracking and kerning, a (combination) of tighter and looser H&Js, and some careful character scaling (no less than 99%).
  3. thread starter macrumors 65816

    Oct 27, 2005
    Got it figured out with some help here at work.

    Simple answer: set justification to "forced" and add a hard return after the last word. It will stretch out the final line across the usable space.
  4. Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004

    Yes, it will. But does it look nice?

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