Is it possible to adjust the leading between paragraphs independently of the over all setting for leading? I would like to conserve space in a book layout. There is currently a double-space between paragraphs, but this leaves more blank space than I would like.
Are there perhaps, then, empty paragraphs between that are being used for the extra space? There's a Find/Change Query that's included on install that will remove them. The proper way to add space between paragraphs is to use spacebefore or space after, not a blank paragraph.
Peter, I appreciate your patience with my inexperience. I had added space between paragraphs using blank paragraphs. When I follow the correct method as you outlined, everything works properly and I can adjust the space as needed. For my curiousity, why are there options for both "space before" and "space after" when the result is similar?
For most situation I find space before is my choice of preference, but there are times, like the last paragraph in a bulleted or numbered list, for example, where you might want space before and space after so you don't need two body text styles.
It's largely a matter of preference which one you use, and if you prefer space after, you'd brobably add space before to the first list paragraph style instead of adding space after to the last.