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jennifer scrivner
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fixing line break with hanging indent, tabs

Mar 18, 2013 3:07 PM

Tags: #cs5 #nested_style #mac_os_10.7.5 #hanging_indent

Issue: InDesign sometimes squeezes the first line wordspacing instead of moving content to the next line (see red arrows) with hanging indent and nested style controlled by tabs in TOC. I believe this has something to do with the tabs. Changing the Justification settings (Adobe Paragraph Composer, Adobe Single-line Composer; and Minimum/Maximum Word/Letter Spacing) does not help.


The current workaround is to insert a soft return at the end of the first line, but I'd like to avoid. Is there a better way to set this up?


1. Paragraph style is set for hanging indent (left indent: 72 pt, first line indent: -72pt). This style also includes two tab positions.

2. Number style (TOC #) is a character style.

3. A nested style controls the position of the TOC number via two tab characters, which correspond to tab locations set in the paragraph style -- a right align tab for the number, and a left align tab for the text.


Thanks in advance!


InDesign CS5, Mac OS 10.7.5.

hanging indent and nested style.jpg

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    Mar 18, 2013 3:16 PM   in reply to jennifer scrivner

    I'm not certain it's pertinent, but waht method have you used to drop the first tab and digit below the baseline?

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    Mar 18, 2013 4:05 PM   in reply to jennifer scrivner

    What happens if you don't use baseline shift?


    Can you show us the justificattion settings? Is hyphenation allowed?

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