On 8/2/2012 8:13 AM, Dan wrote:
"Register-true is a typography term that is used in printing. This term
refers to the congruent imprint of the lines within a type area on the
front and the back side of book pages, newspaper pages and magazine
pages. The register-true feature make these pages easier to read by
preventing gray shadows from shining through between the lines of text.
The register-true term also refers to lines in adjacent text columns
that are of the same height.
Andrew Brager wrote:
On 8/2/2012 6:17 AM, Regina Henschel wrote:
Aligning baselines are not done by inserting a line, but by using
the feature "Register
I have in fact wondered what "Register true" was for, thanks for that
The question that next comes up in my mind is, does anyone know where
in the world did a
"name" like that come from? If it were me naming that feature I
would of called it
something like... "Align Baselines".
Is there a story or reason behind it? If it's not a good one, I vote
for changing the
name, because in 6 months or a year I'll have forgotten what it does
(chances are slim
I'll ever have to use that feature but still). I'm a big fan of
naming things after their
functions if and when it makes sense to do so.
Thank you in advance.
Use LO's help to search for this term. It answers your question.
Hint, it has to do with how newspapers have been printed.
When you define a paragraph, Paragraph Style, or a Page Style as
register-true, the base lines of the affected characters are aligned to
a vertical page grid, regardless of font size or of the presence of
graphics. If you want, you can specify the setting for this grid as a
Page Style property."
True to traditional Unix man-page form, it makes perfect sense - once
you read somebody else's explanation somewhere else as to what it
means. Failing that, re-reading it a few dozen times very slowly helps
a bit. I still vote for "Align Baselines" and damn the people still
using the Gutenberg press.
For unsubscribe instructions e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posting guidelines + more: http://wiki.documentfoundation.org/Netiquette
List archive: http://listarchives.libreoffice.org/global/users/
All messages sent to this list will be publicly archived and cannot be deleted
Re: [libreoffice-users] inserting (exactly) a line before a paragraph using styles · Andrew Brager
Re: [libreoffice-users] inserting (exactly) a line before a paragraph using styles · anne-ology
Impressum (Legal Info)
: Unless otherwise specified, all text and images
on this website are licensed under the
Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
This does not include the source code of LibreOffice, which is
licensed under the Mozilla Public License (MPLv2
"LibreOffice" and "The Document Foundation" are
registered trademarks of their corresponding registered owners or are
in actual use as trademarks in one or more countries. Their respective
logos and icons are also subject to international copyright laws. Use
thereof is explained in our trademark policy