I'm busy formatting a book for print in MS Word (2011) and I'd really appreciate some insight from you folks-in-the-know, regarding rivers in justified text.
I found an article online (link below) that I thought was a goldmine, as it helped me get the text looking much much nicer than I could have on my own. But I'm not satisfied and I'm certain the authors won't be either, because there are still plenty of unsightly rivers throughout (two screenshots attached).
Thanks to the article, I have the following boxes checked in Preferences: Compatibility:
- Do full justification like WordPerfect 6.x for Windows
- Don't add extra space for raised/lowered characters
- Don't center "exact line height" lines
- Don't expand character spaces on the line ending Shift-Return
- Suppress Space Before after a hard page or column break
TBH I haven't taken the time to understand these settings, I just followed instructions.
Then, again according to the article, the Hyphenation is set to the following:
- Automatically hyphenate document
- Hyphenate words in CAPS
- Hyphenation zone: 0.5"
- Limit consecutive hyphens to 3
Any recommendations on what I should do next?
Here's the URL to the article mentioned above: http://www.selfpublishing.com/design/downloads/articles/typesetting.pdf