Align to Bottom of Page
Also known as: Bottom Alignment, Bottom Justification
What you need to know first: Vertical Centering
(See also: Centering)
Code Used: [vcsM:N] and [vce]
Keystroke: (None at present)
What does it do?
It forces text to the bottom of a page.
Where would it be used?
So children's text books are adapted for braille by adding a clear plastic sheet in front of the print page. Often there is a picture at the top of the print page, with a caption below.
Usage in DBT:
[vcs2:1]The cat sat on the mat
Did you like picture on the last page?
Produces in Braille:
,! cat sat on ! mat4,
---------- page break ----------
did y l ! picture on #b
! la/ page8
For the more technical:
Start vertical page alignment by applying the fraction N/M to the number of lines that would otherwise be left empty at the bottom, and adding that many blank lines to the top. M and N default to 2 and 1 respectively. Thus [vcs2:1] effects approximate bottom alignment. (Bottom alignment may not always be "perfect" because, when a body of text is started later on a page and re-flowed, under some circumstances [such as when the first line as been shortened to accommodate a page number] the line breaks may not always occur at the same positions and hence the text itself may occupy a different number of lines than it did originally.)