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Re: [libreoffice-users] Great Look


On Sat, 20 Jun 2020, Manfred Nowak wrote:

On https://www.libreoffice.org/discover/libreoffice/ is stated "LibreOffice makes your work look great". But no measure for "Great Look" is defined. Therefore this claim may be doubted.

From the rest of the text, it's clear that 'great look' means that
the document is consistently styled and well structured. The claim 'makes you work look great' should really be 'gives you tools that help make your work look great'. It doesn't have quite the same 'zing' :-)

An example is enclosed. As one might recognize that example consists of a paragraph requiring at least two lines.

I did not find your example.

The not-so-great-look establishes itself, when the paragraph does not fit into two lines anymore, and therefore a third line is required; in addition the last words are very long and cannot be hyphened. This requires, that at least the second line will have additional space between its words, because the last words of the paragraph have to be moved into the third line.

What word cannot be hyphenated?

But distributing that additional space over only the second line induces without visible reason, that the spaces between the words of the first line are not equal to the spaces between the words of the second line.

The 'visible reason' is that you've specified full justification (left and right). Possible solutions are to accept hyphenation of the long word that you say cannot be hyphenated; use left justification rather than full justification; or reword your sentence. You can control how the problematic word is divided by using a 'Soft hyphen' or perhhaps a 'No-width optional break' (Insert > Formatting Mark).

And equal spacing between words is a hallmark of great look, isn't it. At least TeX obeys this hallmark.

In fully justified text, the spaces are never all equal, even in TeX.

- Robert


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