Advances in the ease of justification that resulted from the use of spaces and quads, as well as characters, that were all in a set width of some integer multiple of some small unit of width were initiated in the same general time frame as the regularization of body sizes.
This practice appears to have commenced with the adoption by Barnhart Brothers and Spindler of Nelson Hawk's point-set system for regularizing the set widths of type bodies.
"There is a set width
and height to the mill race and we are not able to take any more water, it is a finite volume.
" is a PageMaker command which modifies letter width in any point size: #5 is "normal"; #6, an "acceptable" 97% of normal; #7,80% of normal--unacceptable because obvious.
Column A is set at a width of 27 spaces (the Lotus command is / Column Set Width
27) and Columns B-F are set at 9 spaces (/ Column Set Width
Additionally, the product will be made available in a variety set widths
ranging from 6 inches to 1 foot, thereby addressing the needs of the concrete contractor that may pour varying widths of small curbing and mow strips.
The impact of this on the media producer is profound as nonwovens and paper machines have set widths
that can not easily be changed.