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Re: OT: Rant

On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 11:27:47AM -0500, dman wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 16, 2002 at 09:26:57AM -0600, Dave Sherohman wrote:
> | On Tue, Jan 15, 2002 at 04:55:05PM -0600, Kent West wrote:
> | > And being able to have Left Justified, Center Justified, and Right 
> | > Justified text all on the same line, so you don't have to throw in a 
> | > bunch of spaces to get everything to (maybe) line up.
> | 
> | For those who don't grok this, look at the top of any man page:
> | 
> | man(1)                  Manual pager utils                 man(1)
> Ahh, ok.
> This is not what "left justified" or "center justified" or "right
> justified" means.  Those terms apply to the entire line (more often
> though it applies to an entire paragraph).  Actually, "justified" is a
> separate term and means that both the left and right edges of the the
> paragraph are even.  The others are properly "alignments", but common
> use has labeled them "justification".
> That is a tabular layout.  You can achieve this with tab stops or a
> table or a multi-column section of the document.

Um, I'm confused. The two "man(1)" instances in the line Dave quoted
above are flush with the left and right edges of the page, not aligned
on tab stops. How does this differ from left- and right-alignment?

Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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