I'm using InDesign CC on a MacBook Pro Retina. I'm designing a document and want to use a baseline grid to align text. I also want to use the "space after" option in defining a paragraph style. I'm using 10 point type on 15 point leading. The "space after" is defined as 7.5 points.
If I try apply both the baseline grid alignment and the "space after" specification, I essentially lose my defined 7.5 pt "space after" to a much larger space because the first line of the next paragraph sinks to the baseline grid line below it. I end up essentially with 22.5 pt instead of 7.5 pt.
Are these two functions incompatible or is there a way around this that I don't know about?
Thanks for any advice.
There's no way around it. Best is to calculate your various leading,
space before, and space after values to make sure everything falls on a
baseline. That way you avoid having to rely on "Align to baseline." You
may also want to turn on "skip by leading" in Preferences>Composition if
you've got graphics with text wrap in them.
Thanks so much. I'll stop fighting with it and work it out as you suggest.