4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 24, 2017 1:43 AM by jelapa2010

    Paragraph symbol - left aligned and creating wonky problems

    jelapa2010

      Disclaimer: I don't usually work in InDesign, so the solution might be something super obvious to everyone else.

       

      I'm having problems with some formatting. The paragraph symbol is showing up to the left instead of the right, and the program is automatically inserting the period there instead of at the end of the sentence.

       

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      Any idea how to fix this?

        • 1. Re: Paragraph symbol - left aligned and creating wonky problems
          [Jongware] Most Valuable Participant

          You may have accidentally enabled a right-to-left setting. Check the usual suspects: the paragraph setting, the language. If your other paragraphs don't do this, it must be a local override, so check if you see a + in the paragraph style panel for this line, and if so, clear all overrides.

          • 2. Re: Paragraph symbol - left aligned and creating wonky problems
            Bill Silbert Adobe Community Professional

            I also notice that there is a space inserted to the left of the first word of each line. Since the text apparently is flowing from left to right as you type it I don't think that it has anything to do with a foreign keyboard setting so I would suggest deleting your InDesign preferences and see if the problem is corrected.

            To do so:

            For Macintosh Users: With InDesign closed launch a Finder Window in column view and click on your home folder. With the Option Key pressed choose Library from the Finder Go Menu. Within the Library folder find the following two files and delete them: “Adobe InDesign” and “com.adobe.InDesign.plist”. When InDesign is next launched it will create new preference files and the program will be restored to its defaults.

            After you’ve reset up the program (make sure that no document window is open) to your liking, it is a really good idea to create copies of your personalized “mint” preference files (make sure that you quit the program before copying them—that finalizes your customization) and use them in the future to replace any corrupt versions you may need to delete.

            For Windows Users: Hold down Ctrl + Alt + Shift when launching InDesign and respond affirmatively when asked if you want to reset.

            • 3. Re: Paragraph symbol - left aligned and creating wonky problems
              yogeshs98007026 Level 1

              Exactly i have faced the same problem.3.PNG

              This is the Problem you are facing resolution for this is below

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

               

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              • 4. Re: Paragraph symbol - left aligned and creating wonky problems
                jelapa2010 Level 1

                These paragraphs had been set to "Adobe World-Ready Paragraph Composer". Once I switched back to "Adobe Paragraph Composer" things started working the way I wanted.

                 

                Thanks everyone for the help!