Have you triued using Optical Margin Alignment? It's in the Story panel. You can set a paragraph style to ignore it.
Thanks for the tip. Unfortunately "Optical Margins" seems to work differently on different characters.
For punctuation and the characters: A, T, Y, W, X, V, it seems to shift the content left.
For characters such as: E, R, U, P, D, F, H, K, L, B, N, M it seems to shift them right or not at all.
If the shift was uniform for all characters, that would be good enough.
Ignoring Optical Margins in the Paragraph style did help slightly (.5pt in some cases).
The left side bearing however is about 5.0pt in most cases.
I know a lot is dependant on the actual font but was hoping there might be a way to adjust this without a lot of manual hastle. Although the more articles I read the more I realize that some things you can't fix with a filter.
Are you trying to fix this for every line, or just the first line in a paragraph?
First line would do, whole paragraph would obviously give more flexibility.
Right now it's for titles that are currently on a single line of text. (they used to be on one or two depending on text length)
You can add a hair space to the beginning of the line and kern the space/first letter pair.
That might be the closest I'll get. I didn't really want to add invisible characters really, as that's more work if titles change or the hair space is deleted, but it does what I was trying to do.
Wish there was an equivilant "baseline shift" filter that moved text horizontally.
You could make all the paragraph styles, or the frames themselves seeing how this is seems to be for headings, have an indent of a small amount. Then locally override the style and or the frame margin to achieve what you want. No space to accidently delete.
Take care, Mike