Hi! I'm making a book layout and I have a spread full of small text boxes that I have now neatly arranged with the help of "align to baseline grid". However, I would like to move the whole thing around my spread, but if I move it even a little bit, the same "align to baseline grid" thing messes up everything because it's trying to align the text to wrong places, and everything gets quite jumpy and messy. If I on the other hand turn off aligning, things get equally ugly, because the text boxes itself are not perfectly arranged, but baseline grid aligning just forces the text into neat lines. So, I need to somehow make the align effect permanent so that when I disable it, the text doesn't move back to its original place. Kind of "flattening" the effect like in Photoshop. Any ideas how I could do that? Thanks!
you could use the text frame options and the grid there to align the text in the frames.
Or you could check what leading is used for the baseline grid and apply exactly that leading to the text in the text frame. Then uncheck "align to baseline grid".
In both cases check, if the first line of the text will land on the right vertical position (also an option with the text frame options). You have control over that position.