I hope somebody knows what is going on here, and more importantly, how to resolve it:
I am working in InDesign 2014 CC. I am aLONG-TIME user - from the beginning of Adobe.
Anywho...I am trying to change the leading in a file. When I go from 12 pt leading to anything higher it serves up leading 3 times what I have selected. For instance, when I select 14 point leading it looks like 45 pt! And the option to add leading space with a return (for say the end of a paragraph) isn't working at all.
Sounds like the text is aligned to a baseline grid that doesn't match your leading.
Screen shots, please? with grids, guides and invisible characters turned on.
It sounds like a baseline-grid issue, but it's hard to tell.
and I'm not sure what this means: the option to add leading space with a return (for say the end of a paragraph)
The only proper way to add space after a paragraph is with the Space After (or Space Before) function, never with leading.