Awkward gaps, an abnormally large area of white space between text, are the bane of a typesetter’s existence. As part of preparing your manuscript to go to the printer, you need to ensure there aren’t any awkward gaps in your work.
Justified alignment and spacing can be a powerful look for your text, and hyphenation settings will help attain the word spacing that looks best.
Rivers are streaks of white space through several lines of text that can be distracting to the reader.
Line spacing, or leading, is the space between each line of text. It’s automatic in word processors, but that doesn’t…