Manicuring the right rag

February 11, 2014

Manicuring the right rag — the vertical line of words on ranged-left text. Maximising the space available, but ensuring there are no line breaks or orphaned words that disrupt the flow of reading.

  • VIOLATION 1. NEVER BREAK A LINE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A PREPOSITION
  • VIOLATION 2. NEVER BREAK A LINE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A DASH
  • VIOLATION 3. NO SMALL WORDS AT THE END OF A LINE
  • VIOLATION 4. HYPHENATION
  • VIOLATION 5. DON’T BREAK EMPHASISED PHRASES OF THREE OR FEWER WORDS

Mark Boulton: Run Ragged

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