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From: Achim Blumensath <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, 10 Jan 2001 09:58:01 +0100
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On Fri, 5 Jan 2001, Thierry Bouche wrote:
>  The reason you should determine the text width first is that the width of a
>  line is very important for how easy a text is to read: if the line is too
>  long then it is hard to find the beginning of the next line.
> but designers don't (necessarily) work that way: you usually have the
> constraint of the paper format (or choose one in the first place),
> then choose the text width/height and adjust type size/leading to
> achieve nice text blocks. You can't say like in current standard
> classes `i want that font size/leading on that paper' and get a line
> length/textheight computed, because you'd adjust the leading depending
> on the line length, and the line length (together with type size)
> depending on the margins...

What set of parameters to specify the layout would you think is most

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