I have a programme which I put together every fortnight. The text used in this document is usually sent to me from someone else in a Word document.
When I copy and paste the text into InDesign, it doesn't quite look right. When I want to change, add or take out words from particular sentences, it automatically adjusts the spacing within that line. For example if I add a few words it will squeeze them into the same sentence rather than carry them over into the next one, or if I take a few words out, it increases the spacing between the words rather than bringing them up from the sentence below.
How do I change this so that there is a usually the same amount of characters/words/spacing in each sentence/paragraph?
Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.
Better to use File > Place.. for the text than copy/paste, and make sure you are set to use one of the Adobe Paragraph Composers rather than the single line composers. You should also check your Justification settings to be sure you haven't allowed too much latitude in the spacing.
Turn on hidden characters in InDesign and confirm that there are not returns at the end of each line in the text you copied from MS Word.