Quick Tip: Avoid Full Justification

Screenshot of old newsprint with full justificationFull text justification, when text is aligned to both the left and right columns, can be problematic for readability. Because the word and letter spacing is adjusted with each new line to force the full justification, this requires additional time when reading for our minds to adjust to these changes. Additionally, full justification can create “rivers of white” – patterns of whitespace that flow through blocks of text – which can be distracting and can cause difficulties for users with dyslexia.

 

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