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       From a different perspective, a resume should not resemble a page
from a printed book, rather a resume should resemble a single letter to a
single company, or whatever.  I know many who see those resumes resembling
a printed page, and pitch it in the trash.

       Now, in continuing, see interspersed below,

From: Brian Barker <>
Date: Thu, Apr 28, 2016 at 11:45 PM
Subject: Re: [libreoffice-users] Libre Writer - space correction
between text words

At 13:55 28/04/2016 -0400, Charles Meyer wrote:

I'm trying to adjust spaces between characters in text words formatted for
a resume.

I very much hope you are not. Unless you are German and using letter
spacing to indicate emphasis, you should not be tinkering with spacing
between characters within words (as you clearly describe here) unless you
are an expert in typography and fonts.

   [if you're desiring your letter resume to resemble a printed page; never
a good idea;
       if you're not satisfied with the appearance of the font, then select
another; for a resume, one resembling a typewriter is generally best]

I have the paragraph symbol turned on so I can see that paragraph icon at
the end of every line of text.

Again, this is very much what you should not be seeing. That symbol shows
the end of a paragraph, so it definitely should not be appearing at the end
of each line of text. Unless your message has been delayed from the second
millennium, you should not be using a typewriter but a word processor, in
which text within a paragraph flows naturally between lines as necessary to
fit the page size and margins. If those end-of-paragraph marks show at the
end of each line, you have unwisely broken your real paragraphs into
separate one-line paragraphs - which will prevent the word processor doing
its job effectively. The one exception to this is if the passage consists
of a set of separate items each of less than a full line, as a bulleted or
numbered list might do in a document such as you describe - but even then
not for the whole document.

   [if your resume is a listing of your qualifications then clicking for a
new paragraph would be a nice idea; inserting that blank space between the
       if though your resume needs full sentence paragraphs, then choose
appropriately as you list your qualifications]

Some text words have larger spaces between the words than others. The
larger spaces make the sentences look awkward because the spaces between
the words are too large. Other text words look appropriately close to the
following word. Is there some way to adjust this spacing between text words?

Good: you are now talking instead about spacing between words, not within

Text can be distributed within lines in various ways: left aligned,
centred, right aligned, or justified. The first three modes will maintain
constant, standard spacing between words, but the last intentionally
expands spaces between words in order to fill all lines with text between
the margins. If you don't want your text justified, don't use that mode.
The mode is specified on the Alignment tabs of the Paragraph and Paragraph
Style dialogues.

Note that for justified text, there is an ambiguity of how the last line of
a paragraph should be treated. Often this is not justified, so it will
instead have standard word spacing. But it is possible to have such lines
also justified, at the expense of possibly much larger word spacing - even
unattractively so. If your text includes a genuine list of single-line
paragraphs and you have this option selected, the line spacing may well
appear strange and ugly. You can choose left alignment instead or you can
disable the justification of final lines of justified paragraphs by
choosing an option other than Justified for "Last line" on the Alignment
tab of the Paragraph or Paragraph Style dialogue.

   [in agreement - expresses well the difference between the letter vs. the
printed page]

I trust this helps.


Brian Barker

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