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Strange font behaviour automatically resizing as I type

New Here ,
Feb 01, 2021 Feb 01, 2021

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Hi all, hoping someone can shed some light on my situation.

I am facing something I have never faced before. As I type in a text box, no matter the font, there seems to be some kind of behavioural rule telling the font to shring ever so slightly. It only does this to characters an x amount of characters behind the character currently being typed.

Here is a gif showing what I mean: https://imgur.com/a/0Oujn9b

This happens with various fonts using this paragraph style, and does not happen using the basic paragraph style or in other documents. So I am pretty sure it is due to something in the paragraph style or character style, but I am not sure what it is. Does anyone have any ideas how to fix this?

This is in a book document, with various paragprah styles and character styles used, some of which include GREP styles for tidying up word widows. I am using InDesign CS6.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021
Hi Doug, look into the character style that is applied with the GREP Style. Maybe the character style defines scaling of characters [a-z] differently to 100% ? Regards, Uwe Laubender ( ACP )

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Check to see if there is a GREP Style and/or a Nested Style(s) applied to the paragraph style.

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Yes, there is a grep style, which I knowingly applied, from this article here: https://creativepro.com/de-runt-your-paragraphs-with-a-grep-style/ not sure why it behaves this way, do you know by chance?

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Feb 02, 2021 Feb 02, 2021

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Check in the Justification pallet in the Paragraph Pallet. It may be set to allow very tight spacing. 

Screen Shot 2021-02-02 at 7.14.45 AM.png  Screen Shot 2021-02-02 at 7.14.56 AM.png

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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Good point. Checked it and those numbers are okay thouhg.

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Feb 04, 2021 Feb 04, 2021

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I think I tracked down the problem but I don't know exactly how to solve it - the paragraph style actually has a Grep style about runts from creativepro's article here:  https://creativepro.com/de-runt-your-paragraphs-with-a-grep-style/
If I take it out, the problem goes away. If I change the 10 to 5, for example, the shrinkage of letters begins 5 characters instead of 10 behind the last character. So is the GREP code bad? Why is this behaviour happening?
Thanks for any help

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Hi Doug,

look into the character style that is applied with the GREP Style.

Maybe the character style defines scaling of characters [a-z] differently to 100% ?

 

Regards,
Uwe Laubender

( ACP )

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You are a brilliant genius, this was it. Under advanced character controls it was for some reason set to 106% vertical scaling. I bow to your excellency, thank you so much!

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