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Space between paragraphes

Mar 31, 2012 9:48 AM

Hello,

 

Long time i used InDesign CS4, and wonder if there is a solution on my question ?

 

I started a digital book where I use Garamond Premier Pro Medium 14pt with an interline of 16.

 

In certain conditions, i like to double "Enter" between two paragraphs, but the space is to big !

 

Can i reduce the space between two paragraphs ?

 

Thanks to let me know, and please, tel me how to proceed .

 

Regards,

Jean

 
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  • jmlevy
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:00 AM   in reply to on5lb

    Instead of typing the enter key twice, use “space after” or “space before” that you can find in the paragraph panel or (better) in your paragraph style panel. You will be able to control exactly the space you wish between paragraphs.

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 10:10 AM   in reply to on5lb

    If you're creating an eBook (exporting to EPUB—or Adobe Digital Editions as I think it reads in CS4), you should do most of our formatting with paragraph and character styles.

     

    When exported to EPUB (or to HTML for that matter), all multiple paragraph returns are reduced to one, and all spaces are reduced to one.

     

    As "jmlevy" pointed out, you want to use the Space Before and Space After attributes in your paragraph style to adjust the spacing.

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:12 PM   in reply to on5lb

    You don't put your mouse between two paragraphs. You select one of the paragraphs (the one above or the one below), and you use the Space Above or Space Below attribute. It's actually done very similarly in Microsoft Word.

     

    Here are a couple pictures. Select a paragraph. Create its attributes for font size, leading (what you call "interline"), maybe a first line indent. From the Paragraph Styles panel, choose New Paragraph Style. I called mine Body Copy.

     

    ParaStyle1.jpg

    To add the space between paragraphs, go to the Indents and Spacing panel (on the left). Set the Space Below value as shown below:

     

    ParaStyle2.jpg

    I'm using picas and points (default in the US), but it would be the same if you were specifying millimeters or centimeters.

     
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    Mar 31, 2012 12:32 PM   in reply to on5lb

    If you don't want to add space to all paragraphs of a particular style, you can do it as a local override setting from either the Paragraph panel or the Control Panel:

     

    Space before_after.png

     

    Space before or afer are set in either the Patagraph panel or the Control panel paragraph fields. I've highlighted both in the illustration above.

     
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  • jmlevy
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    Mar 31, 2012 1:54 PM   in reply to on5lb

    La même chose en français…

    Capture d’écran 2012-03-31 à 21.06.17.pngCapture d’écran 2012-03-31 à 22.53.38.png

     
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