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Punctuation moves to front of text in InDesign 2020

New Here ,
Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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I've tried looking at forums for this issue and nothing is helping. I am working on a brochure for my company. I was typing in text boxes, no problem. All of a sudden, I try to create a new text box and it automatically goes to right alignment. I change it. I start typing a sentence, no problem. The second I go to add a period it moves to the front of the line.

 

I even try tricking it by putting a period in between letters and deleting the letter after but then it still moves to the front. I'm not sure what I did that could have messed with the settings because it was going smoothly until now. I've tried so far just duplicating other texts boxes that work but I don't understand why this is happening. I feel like it should be a simple fix but haven't found anything to help.

 

Has anyone else had this issue in InDesign?

 

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Community Expert , Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

You may have, unintended, changed the Adobe Paragraph Composer to World Ready, set it back to Single line or Normal Paragraph composer.

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You may have, unintended, changed the Adobe Paragraph Composer to World Ready, set it back to Single line or Normal Paragraph composer.

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Apr 30, 2020 Apr 30, 2020

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Thank you!! That actually helped! I knew it was a simple answer. I think it happened when I tried to insert a place holder text and it was Arabic.

 

 

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Jan 31, 2022 Jan 31, 2022

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and where do I find that???

 

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Feb 22, 2022 Feb 22, 2022

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Hi annagyorffy,

You can click on the 4-line icon (Options) in the corner of the 'Paragraph' window.

You'll then see a few options, among them is Adobe Single-line Composer.

Hope this helps.

 

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