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Extra Space Above the Last Line in a Paragraph?

New Here ,
Jan 06, 2018

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Why would I be getting extra space above the last line in a paragraph? The problem isn't in the leading, space before or space after. Settings are the same for them through the whole paragraph, but the last line still gets set off a little too much. Is this a 2018 problem or am I missing something? Any suggestions for how to fix this?

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And to keep this from ever happening again, just enable Apply Leading to Entire Paragraph in Preferences > Type (off as a default).

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Extra Space Above the Last Line in a Paragraph?

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Why would I be getting extra space above the last line in a paragraph? The problem isn't in the leading, space before or space after. Settings are the same for them through the whole paragraph, but the last line still gets set off a little too much. Is this a 2018 problem or am I missing something? Any suggestions for how to fix this?

Screen Shot 2018-01-06 at 3.34.46 PM.png

And to keep this from ever happening again, just enable Apply Leading to Entire Paragraph in Preferences > Type (off as a default).

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Enthusiast ,
Jan 06, 2018

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Check that all the text has the same leading. The pilcrow (paragraph mark) will have a different leading to the rest of the text.

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Jan 06, 2018

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Work with paragraph and character styles and remove all overrides at the end.
Apply the paragraph style with holding the ALT key to remove overrides.

Never work without paragraph styles. Never.

The reason is that the return will have a different leading.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 06, 2018

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Select just the pilcrow. It has a different typesize from everything else and you have auto leading for the paragraph. The leading is in parenthesis because it is auto. You will not see this if the entire paragraph has a specific leading. Make the pilcow the same size as the text and the problem goes away.

There are three ways to select a paragraph:

  • Top to bottom: you may or may not include the pilcrow
  • Bottom to top: you will never include the pilcrow. If you have auto leading and choose a smaller type size you will have this problem. Always.
  • Click 4 times: you will have the pilcrow

Best practices:

  • Use styles
  • Don't use overrides
  • Don't use auto leading

Please ask if there is anything that is not clear.

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And to keep this from ever happening again, just enable Apply Leading to Entire Paragraph in Preferences > Type (off as a default).

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 07, 2018

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Thanks to all of you. Problem solved. Changing the preferences was extremely helpful.

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Jan 07, 2018

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btw ... I was logged in under my wife's ID. That's how my name changed.

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