Why would I be getting extra space above the last line in a paragraph? The problem isn't in the leading, space before or space after. Settings are the same for them through the whole paragraph, but the last line still gets set off a little too much. Is this a 2018 problem or am I missing something? Any suggestions for how to fix this?
Check that all the text has the same leading. The pilcrow (paragraph mark) will have a different leading to the rest of the text.
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Work with paragraph and character styles and remove all overrides at the end.
Apply the paragraph style with holding the ALT key to remove overrides.
Never work without paragraph styles. Never.
The reason is that the return will have a different leading.
This worked for me, thanks so much!
Select just the pilcrow. It has a different typesize from everything else and you have auto leading for the paragraph. The leading is in parenthesis because it is auto. You will not see this if the entire paragraph has a specific leading. Make the pilcow the same size as the text and the problem goes away.
There are three ways to select a paragraph:
Please ask if there is anything that is not clear.
And to keep this from ever happening again, just enable Apply Leading to Entire Paragraph in Preferences > Type (off as a default).
Thanks to all of you. Problem solved. Changing the preferences was extremely helpful.
btw ... I was logged in under my wife's ID. That's how my name changed.
Looks like the location for those settings changed. Can't find them anymore.
Ben, you are sharing a screenshot of Photoshop preferences. Photoshop does not offer the same level of type controls as InDesign.
My apologies, that clears up my confusion. I assumed all Adobe software would have this feature especially Photoshop. Thank you very much.
At it's core, Photoshop is an image editor. It has some text capabilities, but not nearly what InDesign has, which is one of many reasons PS should not be used for text formatting. Read my earlier post in this thread (06 Jan 2018). Most of that will work in Photoshop.
Genius! Thanks so much. I've been scratching my head for yonks on this one!