No spacing between words

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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I am new to InDesign and I have to admit, I really hate this program so far. I knew there would be a learning curve, and I have watched tutorials etc., but I am not a fan. One issue that I cannot seem to resolve is that there are randomly no spaces between words when justified. There is no inconsistency in terms of font types or paragraph types, and I didn't copy and paste the text from elsewhere-it was typed directly into the document. Some paragraphs are fine, and then several are not. I am sure it is an easy fix but nothing I have read online and in this forum has helped. Any guidance is appreciated, thank you!

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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What line composer are you using: single or paragraph?

Are hyphenations on or off?

What is the minimum word spacing setting?

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Jan 07, 2022 Jan 07, 2022

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Welcome to this forum

InDesign is a professional publishing application with, as you know, a steep learning curve. If you want to use it you need to be prepared to devote a considerable amount of time to learning it. Linkedin Learning have a number of step-by-step video tutorials and you can get 30-days free access. And, of course, you can return to the forum with specific questions.

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And, of course, you should probably turn on hidden characters in the type menu to be sure there really are spaces typed there.

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Jan 08, 2022 Jan 08, 2022

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Justified text word spacing is handled by the paragraph format’s Justification and Hyphenation settings. Might help to show a screen capture of your text.

 

The defaults with Hyphenation turned off:

 

Screen Shot 30.png

 

 

Adjusted with Hyphenation turned on:

 

Screen Shot 29.png

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