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+Loosening content for printing
+The role of functions placed in loosen.c is rearranging the printed content in
+such a way that it will fit in the page width. The methods were chosen
+according to the look of different pages after applying them, not on the base of
+any standards.
+Loosening passes
+The page content is loosened in three passes. The next pass is applied only
+if the previous didn't give a satisfying result. The later a pass is applied
+the bigger interference in the page arrengement it means.
+In the first pass the changes are applied to those elements which don't have
+a chance to get entirely into the visibile scope of width - words which are
+too long for the available page width, objects positioned beyond the page
+borders and objects to big to fit a page.
+The second pass handles too big tables. The tables can be divided into two kinds
+- those responsible for page layout and those used only for holding data. For
+both of them some routines are used. Text in the cells is shrunken and broken,
+if this doesn't help the table cells are changed into inline containers as the
+table is problably a layout one.
+The third pass removes all margins and paddings. This saves a lot of space but
+makes also the page much less readable, for this reason it is the last step of