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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – using microtype

We will improve our previous example by loading the microtype package :

  1. Insert the following line into the preamble of the previous example:
    \usepackage{microtype}
  2. Typeset and look at the output:
    Time for action – using microtype

What just happened?

We have loaded the microtype package without any options, relying on its default behavior. It introduces font expansion to tweak the justification and uses hanging punctuation to improve the optical appearance of the margins. This may reduce the need of hyphenation and improves the "grayness" of the output. You've seen its effect on a narrow column—imagine the improvement on wide text—keep that in mind and ...

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