Has anyone else seen this error using the Running Header text variable? I have used a line break in a several-line heading in order to properly distribute the text. In the footer, that line break is counted as a space in the first instance of the running header, but on subsequent pages it isn't counted as a space. So if I put a space before the line break in the heading, I end up with two spaces on the first instance and one space on the rest, but if I remove the extra space, I end up with one space on the first instance and no space on the rest. I have to have the line break. I now have this problem in multiple books where I've used a forced line break in headings, and I believe the forced line break is the source of the error. If I remove it, I can get the running headers to space correctly. Weirdly enough, I have been able to export some of the offending documents to idml and fix the error, but this does not work on all of them. Anyone have any ideas why this is an issue and what I can do to fix it?
NOTE: I'm using 2017.0 on a Windows 10 computer. I didn't like the changes to the UI in the newest release of InDesign.
Seems to be a bug, same problem here: Re: Forced line breaks on variables don't turn to spaces
But it seems to be fixed, for I don't see this issue in InDesign 2017.01 / Build 220.127.116.11
Did you try updating InDesign to 2017.01 / Build 18.104.22.168? Are you still facing this issue?