I have a problem with my numbering. I'd like to remove the numbers for the lines where there is no text. But when I backspace the text-less line to remove the number, then shift+return to add a paragraph break the paragraph above 'justifies all lines'. It says it is still 'justify with the last line aligned left' but it isn't, and I can't change it back. I have tried manually changing the justification but it's so tricky to do with every paragraph, and it does not look equal. I have attached some screenshots to illustrate my problem.
Does anyone know how I can remove the numbers for lines without text without manually clicking on line the line, going to 'bullets and numbering' and clicking 'none', for every line?
Or if I cannot do that, do you know how I can stop the paragraph above justifying completely once I have removed the number by backspacing?
Thanks very much in advance, I really appreciate any help that you can give. It's great that forums like this are here to help.
Above is the screenshot where you can see there is a number (25) on the blank textless line.
Below is when I have removed it by backspacing the line and then shift+return to add a new line, but the above line is fully justified, rather than justified with the last line aligned to the left.
Thanks for your help! Natasha, a newbie InDesign user.
Shift return is a forced line break, so you now have a blank last line, and that's the one that's left aligned. ID is doing exactly what it is supposed to.
Instead of trying to use blank lines to separate paragraphs you should be using Space After or Space Before.
Thank you Peter! This helped immensely.