Impossible to add "Space before paragraph" at beginning of text frame?

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Is it correct that I cannot add "Space before paragraph" on the first paragraph of a text frame? 

Whatever I add does not respond. 

What would be my best options, since I know it is advised not to use the same invisible character twice! 

This is in the context of a book, so the frame is starting at the top of the page.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 18, 2022 Feb 18, 2022
Space before is ignored at the top of the frame. One possible workaround that does not involve adding extra invisible characters is to add a Paragragp Rule Above.

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Space before is ignored at the top of the frame.

One possible workaround that does not involve adding extra invisible characters is to add a Paragragp Rule Above.

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Sorry, hit post before I was done.

Adjust the offset to pushit above the text and click the box to keep in text frame and it will push the text down.

There are a number of ways to make it invisible. One is to color it None or Paper. Another is to adjust the left or right offset to the column width.

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All that — best approach if you want plain space above, and best coupled with a page break.

 

You can also use Paragraph Border and Paragraph Shading if you want to style the space as well, for distinctive chapter headings, for example.

 

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