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Hi All,

I am new to Affinity range. In PagePlus I had a text frame and I click on "Justify Paragraph". That kind of makes the text even within the text frame. In Affinity Publisher I see I have more choices, but experimenting I could find similar result. Did I miss something? Or how do I set this up and save as a favourite? Thanks in advance

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Justification can be set for a selected paragraph using the Justify control on the Toolbar:

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Or you can set it using the corresponding controls in the Paragraph studio panel:
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The difference between them (Justify Left/Center/Right/All) is only in the treatment of the last line of the paragraph. All fully justifies it, too. Left/Center/Right don't justify the last line, but align it left/center/right as shown on the icons.


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Hi Walt,

Thanks for your quick reply. I experimented a bit with the settings you mention. I think if I select Justify All it also stretches a line that just has a few words, e.g. half length on last line, which then looks bad. I am used to the Publisher (old suite) having a nice Justify All what did a better job lining things up in a text frame squarely, but not stretching overly. I guess just have to keep experimenting.

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2 hours ago, mnh said:

Hi Walt,

Thanks for your quick reply. I experimented a bit with the settings you mention. I think if I select Justify All it also stretches a line that just has a few words, e.g. half length on last line, which then looks bad. I am used to the Publisher (old suite) having a nice Justify All what did a better job lining things up in a text frame squarely, but not stretching overly. I guess just have to keep experimenting.

Why not choose Justify Left.  That solves the last line problem.


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4 hours ago, mnh said:

Thanks for your quick reply. I experimented a bit with the settings you mention. I think if I select Justify All it also stretches a line that just has a few words, e.g. half length on last line, which then looks bad. I am used to the Publisher (old suite) having a nice Justify All what did a better job lining things up in a text frame squarely, but not stretching overly. I guess just have to keep experimenting.

Justify Left is what you would normally want to use, with Publisher. The last line will simply be short, then.


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Affinity Photo 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta   / Affinity Designer 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.486 Beta  / Affinity Publisher 1.7.3.481 and 1.8.0.502 Beta

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