I do a lot of book layout and recently upgraded from InDesign CS3 to 5.5. I've encountered a problem when I'm editing the text layout
When I make changes to one paragraph (i.e. change the spacing above or below a head or change leading in a particular paragraph), InDesign is automatically changing the word/letter spacing in the lines of the following paragraph. For instance, I added some space before a head. InDesign automattically shifted the spacing of words and letters in the first lines of the following paragraph instead of just shifting all of the text down. In another case I changed one word in a paragraph, and the letter/word spacing changed in the following paragraph.
This is unacceptable and didn't happen in CS3. How can I turn off this "function" ?
What I think is happening here is that you’re editing a layout done in a prior version.
When you open it, InDesign honors the prior text composition but the second you start to edit the new text engine takes over.
You can export the document out of CS3 as INX and open that which will force all the text to recompose at once and you can get it all over with or stick with CS3 to finish up this job.
I didn't think of that possibility. Thank you!
Unfortunately after working with the files in CS5.5, I'm now not able to open them with CS3.
Well then, get it all over with.
Ctrlalt/ (cmdopt/) will recompose all stories.