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Subject: Re: [office-comment] RFE: Vertical justification

Hi Thomas,

On Fri, 2007-04-20 at 21:16 +0200, Thomas Zander wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 April 2007 12:08, Alex Hudson wrote:
> > The main requirement is the ability to justify the contents of the page
> > vertically, such that the page content starts at the top margin and
> > finishes at the bottom margin.
> The common solution to do this is to have a document wide baseline-grid. 
> Where the lines are placed at steady (vertical) intervals irrespective of 
> font size.
> The effect this has is that the bottom line on a page is always at the 
> same position, no matter what comes before.

Actually, that doesn't solve the problem. If you're using different
sized fonts you lose the ability to set an optimal line height for the
given size, and you'd have to turn off features such as widows and
orphans to ensure that there was the right number of lines (otherwise it
still wouldn't line up). It also doesn't solve the problem when a page
does not have sufficient lines on the page to push the content to the
bottom of the margin; a user would have to insert blank paragraphs
within the page which would lead to ugly uneven spacing between

So, although you can come close with the solution you outline, it's not
at all the same thing. For people who would use this functionality, the
layout of the text is very important, and they would not be willing to
snap the lines to a grid.



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