Borders playing up

Explorer ,
Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Hello there, 

Just wondering if anyone knows why the borders I am placing around short paragraphs of text show up double as in the example below (where bordered paragraph, starting below a normal paragraph,  wraps itself around the first lin of text). Borders only show up wrong after I go back to pages to review my document in normal or preview mode. When I am actually type-setting a page, any borders appear as they should.

I don't know what to do. Boo hoo! Help!?

Kirsten

 

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Without seeing the actual file, it's difficult to say.

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Can you show Hidden Characters? I can replicate your capture by applying a Stroke to the Text Frame and turning on Paragraph Borders for the first paragraph:

 

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Mar 08, 2022 Mar 08, 2022

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Hello, 

I just returned to my book file document to screenshoot with hidden characters showing and to my delight have found that bordered paras are showing properly throughout. No idea why! I've checked another book file document, and bordered paragraphs are showing properly in there, too. 

 

Yes, I have seen how if I return at the end of a line of text inside a bordered paragraph, the border completes itself - much like in the example you've sent. Thank you. The text alignment also goes beserk.  So, I control return to avoid that. 

 

If the problem ever comes back, never say never!, I'll be sure to post a screenshot showing hidden characters.

 

Thank you for the reply! 

K

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Borders can be glitchy when developing a layout; sometimes you have to fully refresh a page (by using Alt+0 to force full-screen zoom, etc.) to get these display glitches to go away.

 

But yes, having any kind of break between paragraphs will make ID put a border around each. Besides the above technique of looking for hidden charactes or just using Delete-Space to try and erase them, you can get borders to merge by being sure the "Merge Consecutive Borders" box is checked in the Paragraph Border menu. (I frequently use start/middle/end bordered paragraphs to control spacing and layout, and this checkbox makes sure they form a continuous border. But it also sometimes glitches as I edit; see first paragraph above!)

 

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