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Hi,

 

I've had Affinity for about a week now and as an /affordable/ piece of software, I am loving it. Also bringing back memories of work experience several years ago at Wilford industrial estate... ;) but anyway, on to the problem....

 

Having a little bit of trouble with the full justify option - it just doesn't do anything attractive for my layout at all. Expecting it to space out my words nicely stretching across the full width of the frame and instead it's just adding a massive gap between the last two in the text frame! Not sure if there are settings to correct this or if the tool simply doesn't work as expected. Can anyone clarify what's going on with this one?

 

Thanks.

 

 

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Hi helirose,

 

To avoid the big differences in the last line when the total justification of your text (if that's your question), you can expand the menu by clicking the arrow to the right of "All justify" in the toolbar Contextual. This gives you the choice between several options (right, left, center in addition to total).

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Hi helirose,

 

To avoid the big differences in the last line when the total justification of your text (if that's your question), you can expand the menu by clicking the arrow to the right of "All justify" in the toolbar Contextual. This gives you the choice between several options (right, left, center in addition to total).

Thanks, I'd already tried those, though. I want the text fully justified but evenly, not with one huge gap on the right and everything else clumped up together.

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Perhaps by regulating the approach on the whole text, I see no other solution.

If you have several text frames, the effect may not be very aesthetic if their last lines are very different.

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Hi helirose,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

What you are looking for is hyphenation settings to control justified type. Currently Affinity apps don't offer hyphenation controls, only justification so it's not easy to get the result you are looking for.

This is one of the features that will be introduced in Publisher later.

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Hi helirose,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

What you are looking for is hyphenation settings to control justified type. Currently Affinity apps don't offer hyphenation controls, only justification so it's not easy to get the result you are looking for.

This is one of the features that will be introduced in Publisher later.

Hi MEB,

 

Thanks for the information.

 

I would like this feature to be brought to AD as well. We sometimes need to take special care of the framed text presentation and it would really help us.

Unfortunately I do not believe it because it seems that at the level of the text everything will be done for Publisher and AD will remain the poor relative with fewer possibilities.

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Hi reglico,

I said it will be introduced in Publisher because this is a fundamental feature for text heavy projects. It may end ported back to Designer as well since it's also needed there, but that's up with the dev teams.

I agree with you about Publisher and I hope that AD will also benefit from it in a future release, thanks.

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Without seeing an example I'm not sure what the cause is, but if hyphenation would fix it be aware that you can hyphenate manually, by inserting soft hyphens. The menu option is Text > Insert Character > Soft Hyphen.

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Hi, just like to post an update;

 

Thanks for all the replies, I definitely didn't need hyphenation. Sorry I couldn't show an example but the piece I was working on was my CV and the trouble was on personal information. I ended up just working around my problem, separating the single line of text into sections and positioning them manually. I haven't had any problem with justification since so perhaps it was just a one-off quirk.

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I want to 1-up this issue as well. Justification just doesn't work properly. Even with the Publisher beta, it's still not right, even with hyphenation.

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After messing around with the min/normal/max settings on the letter and word justification, I was able to get the result I was looking for but it took a long time. The issue I was having was the letter justification. Would be nice if the standard set up was -25% / 0 / 25% instead of 0% / 0% /0%

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On 2/10/2017 at 8:23 PM, MEB said:

Hi helirose,

Welcome to Affinity Forums :)

What you are looking for is hyphenation settings to control justified type. Currently Affinity apps don't offer hyphenation controls, only justification so it's not easy to get the result you are looking for.

This is one of the features that will be introduced in Publisher later.

It has been almost 3 years already and justification settings are still not good enough.

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40 minutes ago, obiobik said:

It has been almost 3 years already and justification settings are still not good enough.

Which application are you using, and what problem are you having?


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38 minutes ago, obiobik said:

It has been almost 3 years already and justification settings are still not good enough.

MEB said this will be introduced in APublisher and this is already done. So what do you need else / further?


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Sorry for all. I had to be more specific when pointing out an issue. I have mistakenly read that I am in the Publisher section. 

The issue concerns me is in Publisher, justification settings are not efficient enough as in the Indesign. 

In the justification settings the app does not allow me to give minus value to the "Desired Letter Space". It just stands as 0 px. So I cannot achieve a nice justified left paragraph.

 

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9 minutes ago, obiobik said:

In the justification settings the app does not allow me to give minus value to the "Desired Letter Space". It just stands as 0 px. So I cannot achieve a nice justified left paragraph.

I am not sure why you desperately need a negative desired letter space for a justified left paragraph, but this is possible.

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12 minutes ago, obiobik said:

Oh god, I mistakenly added new comment. Is there any way to delete?

You can hide it under "Options" at the bottom of the comment.


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3 minutes ago, Joachim_L said:

I am not sure why you desperately need a negative desired letter space for a justified left paragraph, but this is possible.

Thanks for the answer but in my justification settings, it writes 0 px. It is not percentage value which I don't know why. Am I doing something wrong?

 

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3 minutes ago, obiobik said:

Am I doing something wrong?

Good question, looks different for me on Windows. Maybe you should post this on the bug section for Mac. Or reset your application (backup first).

 


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