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I'm currently formatting a book and my paragraph justification isn't working. I'll set it to justify with last line aligned left but it full justifies it.

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I've gone into justification settings and made sure that the single word is aligned left. I've changed documents. I've started from scratch, I've changed to document I'm placing, I've updated InDesign, I've restarted my computer. I have no idea what's wrong. How can I fix this?

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The problem is, you have only one single (1!!!!!!!) paragraph in your document. The author wanted to write paragraph breaks (created with the return key), but used line break instead (created with schift+return keys).

You have to replace those line breaks, where the paragraph should end with a simple return.

In most cases, let's say about 99% the shift+return should never be used. There are very rare occasions where this key combination might be adequate.

Another problem I see is, that you start your “paragraphs” with a tabulator key. This should not be done either. You have to set up a paragraph style with a first line intent.

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Justify with last line aligned left not working

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I'm currently formatting a book and my paragraph justification isn't working. I'll set it to justify with last line aligned left but it full justifies it.

problem.JPG

I've gone into justification settings and made sure that the single word is aligned left. I've changed documents. I've started from scratch, I've changed to document I'm placing, I've updated InDesign, I've restarted my computer. I have no idea what's wrong. How can I fix this?

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The problem is, you have only one single (1!!!!!!!) paragraph in your document. The author wanted to write paragraph breaks (created with the return key), but used line break instead (created with schift+return keys).

You have to replace those line breaks, where the paragraph should end with a simple return.

In most cases, let's say about 99% the shift+return should never be used. There are very rare occasions where this key combination might be adequate.

Another problem I see is, that you start your “paragraphs” with a tabulator key. This should not be done either. You have to set up a paragraph style with a first line intent.

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Please post again with hidden characters showing and either the Paragraph panel or the Control Panel in paragraph mode showing.

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here is a screencap with more information

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UPDATE: there was an issue with the docx file I imported, I had to make it from scratch and made sure to paste without formatting

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The problem is, you have only one single (1!!!!!!!) paragraph in your document. The author wanted to write paragraph breaks (created with the return key), but used line break instead (created with schift+return keys).

You have to replace those line breaks, where the paragraph should end with a simple return.

In most cases, let's say about 99% the shift+return should never be used. There are very rare occasions where this key combination might be adequate.

Another problem I see is, that you start your “paragraphs” with a tabulator key. This should not be done either. You have to set up a paragraph style with a first line intent.

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https://forums.adobe.com/people/Willi+Adelberger  wrote

The problem is, you have only one single (1!!!!!!!) paragraph in your document. The author wanted to write paragraph breaks (created with the return key), but used line break instead (created with schift+return keys).

You have to replace those line breaks, where the paragraph should end with a simple return.

In most cases, let's say about 99% the shift+return should never be used. There are very rare occasions where this key combination might be adequate.

Another problem I see is, that you start your “paragraphs” with a tabulator key. This should not be done either. You have to set up a paragraph style with a first line intent.

As I suspected.

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Hi Theresa:

This is an easy fix with Find/Change. Find all line breaks followed by a Tab ^n^t, replace with a paragraph break ^p.

Screen Shot 2019-04-07 at 1.26.06 PM.png

After Change All:

Screen Shot 2019-04-07 at 1.26.14 PM.png

Then add the first line indent in the ¶ view of the Control panel:Screen Shot 2019-04-07 at 1.26.47 PM.png

~Barb

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