9 Replies Latest reply on Jul 5, 2017 7:34 AM by Bill Silbert

    tab skipped following a text-wrapped image

    mauricev1

      I have paragraphs set up to indent their text and they begin with a number, which is indented enough to accommodate two digits. By itself, this works fine. However, if the paragraph follows a text-wrapped image, the first tab, which is aligned right, is skipped. In the picture below, the 2 should align under the 1, but its tab is skipped and it's shifted to the right. Is there a workaround for this bug?

       

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        • 1. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
          Bill Silbert Adobe Community Professional

          The only way that I was able to duplicate what is happening to you was when I used a soft return after the #1 paragraph. I am also assuming that your paragraphs are formatted as "bullets" which would explain why they perform this way when a soft return is used instead of a hard return.

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          • 2. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
            vinny38 Level 4

            Hi

            It would have been great to post your screenshot with hidden characters. Unfortunately, we can only throw guesses.

            Here's one: Maybe you just inserted two tabs before para #2?

             

            Now, let's forget your specific problem and let's try to think differently:

            it looks like you have manually added the numbering, with a tab before and a tab after.

             

            It surely isn't the best way to proceed: it's time-wasting and can generate numbering mistakes.

            I suppose you did set up your paragraph that way because you wanted to right align the numbering and thought it was the only way.

            Possibly you were not aware there is a very simple way to use numbered paragraphs AND to right align numbering!

             

            Here's it is:

            Set your paragraph style as numbered, and choose Number/Bullet position > Right Align (Aligner à droite in the example below).

            Set up left indent to choose the position where numbers must be aligned on their right hand side.

            See example:

             

            Sans-titre-1.jpg

            Sans-titre-3.jpg

             

            Hope that helps ^^

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            • 3. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
              Willi Adelberger Most Valuable Participant

              I think you made the text intent to low. It should be as wide as the image wrap is pushing the text to the right.

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              • 4. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
                mauricev1 Level 1

                There are no soft returns, just regular paragraphs, so why you can't reproduce this is a mystery. I have it set up as follows:

                left indent, 1p3

                first line indent, -1p3

                right tab at 0p10

                left tab at 1p3

                 

                This allows the text to line up and the numbers to be kicked off to the left.

                 

                I tried playing with the bulleting mechanism as suggested, but it doesn't work at all. The tab value gets altered automatically depending on what I enter for the left indent, so I cannot get text on the second and subsequent lines to line up with text on the first line.

                • 5. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
                  mauricev1 Level 1

                  If I set the numbering to

                  left-indent, 1p3

                  first-line indent, -1p3

                  tab at 1p3

                   

                  Then the text becomes aligned, but the numbers become left-aligned, not right-aligned.

                  • 6. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
                    jane-e Adobe Community Professional

                    mauricev1  wrote

                     

                    There are no soft returns, just regular paragraphs, so why you can't reproduce this is a mystery.

                     

                     

                     

                    Hi Maurice,

                     

                    Vinny has already asked you to post a screen shot with hidden characters. I am asking for a little more.

                     

                    1. Show Hidden Characters
                    2. Click an insertion point (type tool) in the text
                    3. Show the Tabs panel
                    4. Take a screen shot

                     

                    As Vinny said, without enough information, we can only guess. When you provide partial information, it can indeed be difficult to reproduce the error. Thank you for your assistance!

                    • 9. Re: tab skipped following a text-wrapped image
                      Bill Silbert Adobe Community Professional

                      Your problem seems to be happening because of the extra right tab you're setting at 0p10. If you eliminate that as you said it aligns but you lose the right alignment of the numbers. If you were to set the first line indent to -0p7 (or any number that works) you should be able to at least give the appearance of the numbers being right aligned. You may have to adjust for certain numbers being naturally wider than others and would have to set another first line indent when you get to double digits but at least you will be able to maintain correct alignment for your text.