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Indesign Text Box Space Before doesn't seem to work

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I am working with text in a text box and wanted to increase the margin above the first line (space before).  I am increasing it, but nothing happens in the text box.  

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If you try to use “space before” in the paragraph attributes, it won't work: there is nothing before…  You must use an inset (not sure of theEnglish term, I have a French version) in the text frame options

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Indesign Text Box Space Before doesn't seem to work

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I am working with text in a text box and wanted to increase the margin above the first line (space before).  I am increasing it, but nothing happens in the text box.  

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Correct answer by jmlevy | Adobe Community Professional

If you try to use “space before” in the paragraph attributes, it won't work: there is nothing before…  You must use an inset (not sure of theEnglish term, I have a French version) in the text frame options

Capture d’écran 2020-09-08 à 23.09.47.jpgCapture d’écran 2020-09-08 à 23.11.22.jpg

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There are a few ways to move the text off of the top of the frame. You provided a closely cropped image so I can't see the big picture. The one I would pick depends on the context. 

 

  1. Add Inset Spacing to the top of the frame (this is JMLevy's answer, just with an English language screen shot):
    Screen Shot 2020-09-08 at 5.02.17 PM.png
  2. Set the vertical alignment to center:
    Screen Shot 2020-09-08 at 5.02.46 PM.png
  3. Add a paragraph rule above with the color set to none:
    Screen Shot 2020-09-08 at 5.03.16 PM.png

 

~Barb

 

 

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