I too, am not familiar with Styler. However, what you're talking about is the vertical justification of a column on a page. Here is the information from the help system for Architect, which is FOSI-related.
You're looking for the second option which will allow your text to move up the page, instead of being vertically stretched to be full-justified on the page.
Hope this helps,
The vertical justification priority (vjprior) characteristic controls vertical justification of columns. There are two supported values:
col — Bottom of the column should be flush with the column bottom.
Arbortext Editor stretches the column’s contents to bottom justify the column. Where and how much the column can be stretched is determined by the various vertical space specifications that result from resolving prespaceand postspace when elements abut on the page. A resolved space specification has min, nom, and max values. Stretch is the difference between the nom and max values.
When vertical justification priority is set to col, Arbortext Editor will first try to get flush bottom behavior without exceeding the maximum space specifications. When a short page still results, there’s a choice of whether to exceed the maximum space specifications or to have a short page. The extra vertical just stretch characteristic controls this trade off with possible values of none, minimum,medium, and maximum.
comp — bottom of the column can be ragged (deviate from the column bottom).
When vertical justification priority is set to comp, only the nom values of prespace and postspace are used — no stretching occurs. The column is ragged bottom.
Note that balance, which can be on or off and is determined by the flowtext:balance characteristic, and vertical justification priority which can set a ragged or flush bottom are two separate controls. There are four possible value combinations, and all have meaning.
In Reply to Margaret Devere:
Hello everybody --
I'm new to this technology, so please forgive my very basic question.
I'm using Styler and trying to set it up so that:
Breaks are not allowed within a
(within reason). s in a
stay on the same page (within reason).
If necessary to break a
, you always have at least two
- s on a
I've experimented with many settings for keeps, and with keeps on the
first and last
- . I finally got it to break in an okay place. But --
on the first page, vertical spacing is added between elements so that
the page is filled vertically. I would rather just have extra empty
space at the bottom.
Can anyone suggest a good working combination of keeps to handle bullet
lists? Or tell me where to turn off this "vertical fill" function?