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Regular and different lenght of lines in justified paragraph

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Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

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Hello,
I need to set up a paragraph that allows long and short lines of 2 different but still regular lengths. It is not the classic left-hand alignment which always has an irregular profile. Here hyphenation is used and I think it is necessary to justify the text, to force break-lines and to have different measures of indentation (e.g. odd-numbered lines are as long as the text box, even-numbered lines are 5 mm shorter). With tabs it does not work because it is applied to the whole paragraph and if I insert spaces or special characters it is irregular anyway, because it always depends on the length of the individual words.

 

How can this be done without it being a totally manual setting?

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Community Expert , Oct 27, 2022 Oct 27, 2022

If I understand correctly, you want an alternation of a long line and a shortest line? You can set up 2 different paragraph styles, with different right indents and use the next style feature (style 1 followed by style 2, style 2 followed by style 1). but it means that you need a hard return at the end of each line.

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If I understand correctly, you want an alternation of a long line and a shortest line? You can set up 2 different paragraph styles, with different right indents and use the next style feature (style 1 followed by style 2, style 2 followed by style 1). but it means that you need a hard return at the end of each line.

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Oct 28, 2022 Oct 28, 2022

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Basically … as George and Jean could say: A script, what else! 

 

 

I mean: 1 click 😉

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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Oct 28, 2022 Oct 28, 2022

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How about small rectangles with Text Wrap, placed every 2nd line on the right of the text column? Small enough to affect only those text lines? Like half of a zipper. 

Can automate anything - as long as it doesn't require A.I.

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Yeap! … Something like this:

 

 

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