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Mike Scott wrote:

On 30/04/16 01:20, Brian Barker wrote:

Oh, and if you insert a line break (not a paragraph break) after "XXX",
you will see exactly the improvement he would like to see happen by

Brian, thanks for clarifying my intent, and verifying my observation.

I'm still wondering if it's worth putting this in formally as an 
enhancement request -- or would it be so unlikely to get looked at that 
it'd not be worth the effort?

Do you mean the better paragraph breaking algorithm, using the whole paragraph rather than 

I saw some discussion (or maybe just one message) on the developer's list about implementing the 
TeX line breaking algorithm, which does that. So it might be useful to check if such a request has 
already been issued.

Another thing that might help, to avoid the letterspacing, is to disable Tools > Options 
(LibreOffice > Preferences on Mac) > LibreOffice Writer > Compatibility > Expand word space on 
lines with manual line breaks in justified paragraphs. Then a manual newline at the end of such an 
ugly line does not justify the line. 

But the best thing in my opinion (besides the TeX algorithm) would be if you could just switch off 
letter spacing completely. I hate it and I haven't found an option to disable it.
Piet van Oostrum <>
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