I have a document with a text box divided into 2 columns. I have my basic paragraph style set with keep options to keep the first 2 and last 2 lines of a paragraph together. I have some cases, but not all, when the last 2 lines of a paragraph are pushed to the top of the next column, yet the column they are coming from has empty space for 2 or more lines of text. Why is this doing this? And how can I stop it? I'm useing CS6.
Note on the bottom of the 2nd column there is empty space. The last 2 lines of the paragraph, which could fit there are on the top of the next page. Yet on the bottom of the the second page the paragraph is fine although its last two lines are on the top of the next column. There are 2 paragraph styles here for paragraphs: one for basic paragraphs and one for the first prargraph in a section. They are exactly the same except the first paragraph doesn't have an indent.
If I remove the paragraph break after those 2 lines at the top of the 2nd page, combining those paragraphs to make a longer one, then the text behaves fine. So I don't think there is anything the text is wrapping around.
It's the keep with next 2 lines option. That guarantees that no column will start with the first line of a new paragraph.
What's happening is you have a 4-line paragraph set to keep the first two and last two lines together, AND to keep the last line with the next two lines of the following paragraph. ID has no choice here but to break that 4-line paragraph between lines 3 & 3 without violating your rules.
That was it.
I guess I thought I didn't have that option selected, because I thought the check box by "Keep with Previous" was what activated the first 2 keep options. I think the box around the "Keep lines together" made it seem the things above the box were connected to each other.
Anyway. Thank you!
Keep with next is an appropriate option for the heading to keep it from being orphaned at the bottom of a column, and would be appropriate for things like drectory listings where you want all the information for one person to remain together, but not so much in running body text.
Keep with Previous is relatively new, and makes it possible to build your keeps from the bottom up instead of the top down, which can be really usefult in some circumstances. It basically does the same thing as keep with next, but instead it makes sure the first line of a paragraph stays with specified number of lines from the paragraph before.