Can you give a specific example with screenshots?
Ok so in this example, I add a comma to the first paragraph (left window, circled in red). There is no change to the text flow in this paragraph... but as soon as I type the comma, the paragraph below it reflows, for no apparent reason.
I've tried opening the file in CS5.5, and the same thing happens. (And it's happening throughout the entire 300 page book)
- in this example, if I delete the comma from the first paragraph, the second paragraph remains changed - ie it doesn't go back to how it was.
Why did Indesign suddenly change the justification setting in the 2nd paragraph?
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
Nothing is jumping out at me. I wonder if the footnotes have anything to do with it. I don't see the footnotes at the bottom of the page. Are you using the automatic footnote feature, or are those done manually? Or are those end notes?
Was this document originally created with a different version of InDesign?
When text is formatted, the line breaks are saved inside the document, and will not change if you open it with another version of ID. However, as soon as you make any change inside a running story, ID has no choice but to re-format it from the beginning, and then it will use its own formatting rules, rather than the ones in the version with which the file was last saved.
The behavior you describe is consistent with this. You can check it by opening the document and calling up the Document History dialog (hold down Ctrl/Cmd and choose "About InDesign..." from the Help/InDesign menu).
Interesting... thanks for the responses.
I thought that I had created this document from scratch in CS5, but maybe I used an old file to create a template. In the end, I exported to .idml, and opened the file - the text has all reflowed, but it seems stable now. I'll just have to go through and check each page break.
Did you ever get any conclusion to this problem?
I've been having the same issue. It's not due to an old version with mine as I've just set up a document from scratch.
I find this very dangerous as when I amend one paragraph I don't expect any other paragraph to change.
Now I have to check whole articles when I make one little amendment.