I cannot make Drop Caps work as it did only a few days ago. If the paragraph needs to be inset from the left, the drop cap and the following line or 2 are moved further to the right than the bulk of the selected text. Has anyone else experienced this?
Screenshots might help.
That looks strange to me.
Is that what you have - or what you need???
In your first screenshot, it seems that you have applied an indent on the first line only, and since the drop cap is on 2 lines, the indent applies to the first 2 lines. Did you try to apply the indent on the whole paragraph?
I have applied it to the whole paragraph - it is as though the drop cap line and the following line, have been stepped in further - with no input from me!
For further context, I have Imported most of the text from MSWord (which I have been doing frequently since I started to use InDesign 5 or 6 years ago), but even when excluding all formatting from the import, this still applies. I have tried cutting and pasting from a previous document where the formating is correct, only to find this problem appears with the new text.
Can you show the Indents and spacing tab of the paragraph style options window?
And in addition: Show us your settings please.
Can you please show your settings in: General
Can you please post a screenshot of this tab?
You have posted the basic paragraph settings, not the style you are using…
Nothing weird in your settings but I see that you have overrided the paragraph style (the small + sign), so I think that there is an indent on the first line. Can you show the paragraph panel (not the paragraph style panel)? What happens if you remove the override?
At this point, screenshots no longer seem to be sufficient.
Is it possible for you to save this double page as a separate IDML and as an INDD and open both files again? If that does not work, please upload these two files (without confidential data) to a hoster of your choice (e.g. Dropbox or similar) and post the link here in the forum.
I'll try this now and send a further attachment shortly.
I just opend your file with the 2022 version (I have not installed the 2023 version) and all is OK…
Well, thank you for your effort. I perhaps have to use a workaround or revert to the 2022 version?