Justified text - when forcing linebreak, textabove break doesn't justify - Adobe illustrator

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Justified text - when forcing linebreak, textabove break doesn't justify

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    I'm working on a file with a text box containing some text, set to justify (left - last line not justified). If I force-break a line by typing shift-return, the line above the break is not justified. It appears Illustrator is treating that line as a separate paragraph, even though I'm supposedly keeping it as one paragraph by using shift-return.

    Is there something to set to make this behave as it should? My workaround is to type a regular return and then fully justify the line above the break, but that kind of goes against "good" typography practice.

    Any thoughts?

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    They call it a bug.

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    They call it a bug.




    They call it a "feature." We call it a bug.

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    I don't think any one would call this a feature. As with most type type things, InDesign gets it right where Illustrator gets it wrong.

    My workaround: Instead of a forced line break, use a regular return, making a new, one line paragraph. Format the new paragraph with no indent and no paragraph spacing, flush left or left justified. Then apply Justify All Lines to the paragraph above.

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    My workaround: Instead of a forced line break, use a regular return, making
    a new, one line paragraph. Format the new paragraph with no indent and
    no paragraph spacing, flush left or left justified. Then apply Justify
    All Lines to the paragraph above.




    For a soft return. I am filing a bug report and i they are going to have to censor a good portion of it.

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    Have soft returns and optional hyphens been fixed in CS4? It seems very unprofessional having to enter a hyphen and a return to split words.
    I have run into this trouble in InDesign too; can't get optional hyphens to work properly. We haven't got an automatic hyphenator for Icelandic, so hyphenating has to be switched off and hyphens entered manually. If text has to be re-wrapped it involves chucking out all hyphens and re-hyphenating manually. Which is a nuisance.

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    Steve, apparently the soft return/justification bug isn't fixed in CS4, either. Which makes this what, 4 versions of Illustrator in which this bug hasn't been fixed?

    And people wonder why Illustrator users question whether they should purchase Illustrator upgrades, or are frustrated that nothing gets fixed in point releases for Illustrator.

    Wade, I know you're hoping for a fix in this in a point release, but let's just say I'm not holding my breath that this will be fixed in CS5, let alone in a point release for CS4.

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    A friend of mine used to be a developer for a modest-sized commercial software product. He once told me that if they did nothing but fix things that weren't right (user-reported or otherwise) it would take them 10 years to take care of all of them. That plus the pressure from marketing to keep adding new features so they can sell the new version - it's not surprising these things don't get fixed. Disappointing though.

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