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Indesign is not breaking paragraphs to fit margins properly

Community Beginner ,
May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

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I usualy use "Keep option" to keep the last two lines of a paragraph together and allow one single line in the begining of the paragraph. Just like this:

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But something weird is happening. There are certain paragraphs that Indesign is not breaking to the next page without taking two lines of the previous paragraph, leaving a huge gap in the body of the text. Let me show:

 

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As you can see, although there is planty of space inside the margins, when I ajust the text frame to fit the margins, it breaks the paragraph and take two lines to the next page, leaving a gap in the text body. What am I missing here?

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Community Expert , May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

You have 'Keep With Next 2 lines' you don't need this. 

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Community Expert , May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

Hi @bmferreira:

 

To further clarify, your body text is set to keep two lines together at the bottom of any column. In addition, it is set to keep with the next two lines of the following paragraph (the quote). So that means that if the last two lines of a body paragrah and the first two lines of the next paragraph don't all fit at the bottom of the columnn, they all need to move to the top of the next page. 

 

~Barb

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Community Expert , May 15, 2023 May 15, 2023

This is an egregious bug in the menu layout. Any nonzero value in that field is active, even though the layout implies the checkbox above controls it. It does not. 

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You have 'Keep With Next 2 lines' you don't need this. 

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That one is not checked.

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This is an egregious bug in the menu layout. Any nonzero value in that field is active, even though the layout implies the checkbox above controls it. It does not. 


┋┊ InDesign to Kindle (& EPUB): A Professional Guide, v3.0 ┊ (Amazon) ┊┋

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Oh ok! I see... Thank you!

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Hi @bmferreira:

 

To further clarify, your body text is set to keep two lines together at the bottom of any column. In addition, it is set to keep with the next two lines of the following paragraph (the quote). So that means that if the last two lines of a body paragrah and the first two lines of the next paragraph don't all fit at the bottom of the columnn, they all need to move to the top of the next page. 

 

~Barb

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Thank you @Barb Binder

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