Periodic Vertical Spacing in Text
Original Publication Date: 1983-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
In a multicolumnar page, vertical depths of the various columns are usually justified to a common depth. Such adjustment is usually achieved by expanding spaces between text lines to effect a precession of space lines between the various columns. Total text appearance can be enhanced by limiting that precession to a given number of lines such that a predetermined number of textual base lines are aligned across the page. Columns A and B are on a page. The columns initially have two different depths. Column B, a longer column can be shortened by compressing space between adjacent textual lines at the top of the column. Correspondingly, Column A is lengthened by expanding the space between textual lines at E or the bottom of the column.