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Line spacings were kept in main plots and the mulching materials and herbicides in the sub-plots.
Table 1 Table 1 Immediate change in Wilkins Rate of Reading Test (WRRT) results with use of optimised coloured overlays in stroke patients and a control group of non-stroke participants WRRT Stroke group (mean and standard deviation) WITHOUT overlay WITH overlay Words per minute 105 [+ or -] 34 113 [+ or -] 34 (+8 %) Error score 3.2 [+ or -] 2.2 1.7 +1.3 WRRT Control group (mean and standard deviation) WITHOUT overlay WITH overlay Words per minute 152 [+ or -] 25 150 [+ or -] 23 (-1 %) Error score 1.1 [+ or -] 1.4 0.9 [+ or -] 0.8 Table 2 Table 2 Improvements in reading speed with adjustments to line spacing and word spacing (WS).
As type size increases, line spacing should increase.
I prefer the term line spacing because it implies a measurement of the space between lines of text.
Pairs of carriage-returns/linefeeds are added to handle line spacing. Codes for items such as underscores and bold type, which cannot be used in ASCII text, are stripped from Word-Link converted ASCII target documents.
In considering the graphics on the forms, we pay special attention to the line spacing for forms and we try to ensure that the entry spaces are large enough to accomodate the information requested.
The survey will be carried out by Fugro Airborne Surveys and will cover the Company's entire 998km2 project area for a total of approximately 6,000 line kilometres at 200m line spacing. The Company expects the survey will take approximately two weeks to complete and initial data will be available in late January 2011.
The airborne geophysical and radiometric surveys will consist of over 400 line kilometres to be flown at 200-metre line spacing. The AeroTEM system is reportedly the HTEM system of choice in British Columbia for its superior ability to contour in rugged terrain.
The line spacing was not consistent; it increased in those lines containing subscripts.
In metal composition, the expectation was that the type bodies themselves, stacked in lines atop each other, created the standard line spacing for the type; leading was extra line spacing.