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First, go to Hyphenation settings, turn on, and place the values 4:2:2:3:3 in each field, move the slide bar two slices to the left.
Go to Justification settngs, in word spacing make 80:100:120; letter spacing: -2%:0:2%.
Basically is it!
You can change any vallues of justification in accord of you want, make sure the dictionary is correct to you use. After you can change the Horizontal scales and Tracking values, I recommend to horizontal min 98, and max 102, for tracking any value between -10 to 10.
As the previous post points out, you've got hyphenation turned off.
ANY TIME you have justified text in a narrow column, not just when you have a wrapped object, turning off hyphenation is going to give you bad spacing (even with a wide column the spaceing is likely to be less than optimal with hyphenation turned off if justification is on). In the worst case, you might have a single word too wide for the space, and the whole balance of your story will go into overset. Is there a reason hyphenation is turned off?
Thank you, all these points really helped, I'm still tweaking it now, but its looking so much better.
No reason for it being turned off except I am still finding my feet with this, I had no idea there were so many variables.... it is a massive learning curve....
thank you I think I've got it now,
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Some people just don't like hyphens, but particularly for justified text they're pretty much a fact of life.
If there are certain words or groups of words you don't want to break (I have a thing about breaking proper names, myself), you can use non-breaking spaces or No Break to prevent ID from breaking at those places. Be very careful, though, about the use of No Break -- it's completely invisible on screen and hard to detect, but can cause very odd behavior in later edits when the text to which it is applied changes position in a line. Non-breaking spaces are usually more benign. Another way to keep a word from breaking is to apply [No Language] to it, which also will keep the spell checker from seeing it.
You can also insert a discretionary hyphen to make ID break a word at the point of your choice.