Good Rags No Widows No Orphans

What is a Rag? What is a Good Rag? And Why Should We Care? Something beautiful there is about letters in words across a page. We read for the pleasure of the eyes as well as the mind's sense of what the words mean. To know just a bit about what makes a page of…

Rags and Justified Text

This post is an introduction to alignment typesetting and an encouragement to look at the details of alignment choices out in the world. Regarding text alignment, there is left aligned, centered, right aligned, and justified text. In left-aligned text, the words are in rows one right below the other on the left side of the page,…

Between the Lines with Word

Can a good page be designed with Microsoft Word? If you work with Adobe InDesign every day, this blog post may not interest you, especially if you are part of the design gentry offended by a question that contains both "design" and "Microsoft Word" coming from the commons. Alas, there is much to lament about MS…