Consistent leading is good, but do any of your styles have Space Before or Space After?
There is a vertical justification setting in the Text Frame Options dialog. (Object > Text Frame Options > Vertical Justification > Align: Justify
Trickier method, but you could also use a Baseline Grid to ensure alignment.
Ah yes my Heading style had a Space After of .1528 in. I changed that to 14 pt (which changed it to .1944 in) and now the bottoms are either lined up, or off by what looks like 1 line's worth of text. Which makes sense I guess. So that's an improvement of sorts.
So now I'm looking at (Object > Text Frame Options > Vertical Justification > Align: Justify) and wondering…how can I apply this to the majority (400+) of my text frames at once? I just tried selecting it on Master Pages and applying it to my pages but nothing seems to be changing. (Though I have to admit for some reason I can't find any text frames on my Master Pages in order to select them to choose Text Frame Options…hm)
To change it for a given text frame, the frame must be selected when you execute the menu command.
…how can I apply this to the majority (400+) of my text frames at once?
To change the setting of existing frames throughout your document, use Edit > Find/Change.
- Choose the Object tab.
- Set the Search: field to Document.
- Set the Type: field to Text Frames.
- If there is a formatting attribute common to all the text frames you want to target and change, click the glass/frame icon next to the Find Object Format field to access the Find Object Format Options dialog and set that common attribute.
- Click the glass/frame icon next to the Change Object Format field to access the Change Object Format Options dialog and set the Align: field to Justify under Basic Attributes > Text Frame General Options > Vertical Justification.
- Step through the Find Next/Change sequence to selectively apply the change, or click the Change All button if you're certain you want all the found frames changed.