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View Poll Results: Do you prefer eBooks to be Full Justified or Left Justified
I prefer reading eBooks that are Full Justified. 89 51.45%
I prefer reading eBooks that are Left Justified. 84 48.55%
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Old 01-25-2013, 05:20 AM   #46
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I too prefer no line spaces, indents, and full justification. It just looks better and it doesn't have all those white space that distracts the eyes as you are reading.
This. Full justification, no extra empty lines and indents for new paragraphs.

I am so used to full justification, whenever I read a book that has left justification, I see every single line as a sentence. I can never get up to speed in those kinds of books. The same when there are white lines between paragraphs (as opposed to only between sections). I see every paragraph as a single section and that has the same effect as left justification.
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:08 AM   #47
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Add me those who haven't noticed. I wonder what format all those library books I've been reading have been......
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Old 01-25-2013, 09:42 AM   #48
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I prefer full when it's done correctly (as with say Latex formatted pdfs) but left justified when it's done poorly. Ideally devices will provide both options so we can pick which we're happiest with should one bug us more than the other in any given book.
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:33 AM   #49
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:01 PM   #50
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vi's a can o' corn ... piece o' cake. It gets me.
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Old 01-25-2013, 02:18 PM   #51
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Infinitely prefer full justified with indented first line paragraphs. I like books on my ereader to look like print books.
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Old 01-25-2013, 03:22 PM   #52
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Narrow columns or low-res devices, left justified. Hi-res or wider columns, where full-justified works better, full justified.

The Nook STG is in the middle for me. Depending on the lighting, I vary the font size, and depending on that, full works pretty well or it doesn't.

To be specific, I counted. <50 characters per line is clearly better left justified, and >60 characters per line, I prefer full justified.
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Old 01-25-2013, 08:03 PM   #53
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As long as the full justification doesn't mess up the spacing too much I don't care. The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.

I don't mind blank spaces rather than indentation to denote new paragraphs. Unfortunately, far too often the blank spaces go to wild parties and don't show up for work the next morning.
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These deeply philosophical discussions are so difficult. Can I feel fully justified in choosing left justified? Are the blank spaces wrong to prefer wild parties? Can left justification ever be right? What is the significance of being left-handed and preferring wild parties...?
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Old 01-25-2013, 11:41 PM   #55
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These deeply philosophical discussions are so difficult. Can I feel fully justified in choosing left justified? Are the blank spaces wrong to prefer wild parties? Can left justification ever be right? What is the significance of being left-handed and preferring wild parties...?
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As long as the full justification doesn't mess up the spacing too much I don't care. The rain falls on the just and the unjust alike.

I don't mind blank spaces rather than indentation to denote new paragraphs. Unfortunately, far too often the blank spaces go to wild parties and don't show up for work the next morning.
Paragraph spaces have nothing at all to do with the justification. Completely separate CSS settings.
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Paragraph spaces have nothing at all to do with the justification. Completely separate CSS settings.
I commented on them because other folks had mentioned disliking them. They are both features that only bother me if they are not properly implemented.
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Old 01-26-2013, 05:13 AM   #58
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Left justified for me, whenever possible. I hate large gaps between words.
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What's this 'justification' stuff? I like my books left aligned. The only justification I need is 'because I wan't it that way'.
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I want to be right, and justified at the same time.
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