Well, if you typed this Word document yourself, you have been going at it the wrong way right from the start. Compare with your post; did you insert a return at the end of each line, or did you just type on and let the forum software break the lines for you?
1) This leads to nothing. "Leading" defines the distance between lines, and does nothing special with Hard returns. The lines will still be broken as they were.
2) This leads to nother either. A hard return says: I want all of the next stuff on the next line. A soft return says the same. They only add stuff that makes individual lines justify.
You should (a) not expect InDesign to automagically fix badly typed files, and (b) replace each hard return with a single space. That ought to make your text behave slightly more natural.
Thanks for replying. I didn't type the microsoft word document myself no, and I only used hard returns at the end of each paragraph.
But basically what I want to know is this: Is there any way I can make my hard returns take up less space? (like a soft return does)? That's all I need to know. If someone could even me that there is NO way to do that, I would also very much appreciate it so I can move on.
Also, I know I can do it manually Jongware, but I'm hoping for a quicker way. If there's no way to shorten the space taken up by a hard return then that's ok.
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Ooh you're welcome