Hi, I've got this dumb thing where the text I imported from Word has an extra space after/before each paragraph that I don't want. I tried both find/replacing ^p^p with ^p in the text section, and find/replacing ~b~b+ with \r in the GREP section, and neither worked. As you can see in this screenshot, with hidden characters shown, it LOOKS like there's only one paragraph symbol between each, as opposed to two. What the heck is going on here? Why can't I get rid of it? CS3! Mac!
In the paragraph style dialog, change the spacing amount in either the space before or the space after fields.
As MW design wrote it is the paragraph property.
BTW it is important never to work with 2 return to get space between paragraphs. Defining different paragraph styles with proper spaces is the correct way to work in InDesign (but also in Word or Quark or …)
I somehow was just only looking at the "space before" part, and it was the "space after" part. Unfortunately, it was somebody else's crappy formatting job that I imported into InDesign and am now fixing.