GREP Alternative

Explorer ,
Nov 25, 2020

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Dear all,

 

There is one more problem I'm encountering as I typset the next book for our publishing house. Within my main body text paragraph style, I have been using two very helpful GREP stylings which automatically add a bit of space around em dashes and ellipses (by increasing the tracking space). But then, when I select an entire paragraph and manually change the tracking (as I work to prevent widows and orphans) the space around those em dashes and ellipses then gets overwritten. Does anyone have any suggestion on how better to do this so that the tracking space around these characters stays put? I've attached a snapshot of the GREP styles I'm using.

 

Many thanks,

Jonathan

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GREP Alternative

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Dear all,

 

There is one more problem I'm encountering as I typset the next book for our publishing house. Within my main body text paragraph style, I have been using two very helpful GREP stylings which automatically add a bit of space around em dashes and ellipses (by increasing the tracking space). But then, when I select an entire paragraph and manually change the tracking (as I work to prevent widows and orphans) the space around those em dashes and ellipses then gets overwritten. Does anyone have any suggestion on how better to do this so that the tracking space around these characters stays put? I've attached a snapshot of the GREP styles I'm using.

 

Many thanks,

Jonathan

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That's a totally normal behavior!

 

If you wanna play with a para global tracking, play it as "first" Grep styles!

 

(^/)  The Jedi

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Thanks for your reply. Yes, of course, I know it's normal and not something erroneous. But I still hope to find a workaround. What do you mean by "play it as a 'first' Grep styles"?

 

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Jonathan

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Apparently, you play with a "layout" matter! …

 

2 funny ways:

 

Grep Styles, defining various "tracking" char styles, triggered by "non-joiner(s)" insertion at the end of para(s).

 

Capture d’écran 2020-11-26 à 16.08.35.png

 

[Of course, this could be made faster with script(s)!]

 

Or playing with "Justification" settings, like this:

 

 

[The script modifies itself the text frame paras "Justification" settings by incrementation until it is "happy" with the result!  =D ]

 

(^/)

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