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Hi all; am having an issue I've never had before. I'm copy-pasting text into InDesign from Word, and a small left indent has appeared on everything I paste or type. The left image below shows what it's doing, and the right shows how it's supposed to look (which I realize is a given, but for clarity's sake).

 

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I have changed the paragraph and character styles, and there's no indent in either of them, or in the paragraph styling itself. I've tried making other text boxes and there's still an indent. I'm working on a magazine that I have split into halves (working from home on a laptop instead of my desktop that can handle it, RIP), and it's doing the same thing in both files -- to be fair, they do have the same set of paragraph and character styles, but I still don't understand where the indent is coming from.

 

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The text frame could have an inset:

 

 

Screen Shot 4.png

 

or it could be Optical Margin Alignment set to a large amount

 

Screen Shot 5.png

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phantom paragraph indent in text box

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Hi all; am having an issue I've never had before. I'm copy-pasting text into InDesign from Word, and a small left indent has appeared on everything I paste or type. The left image below shows what it's doing, and the right shows how it's supposed to look (which I realize is a given, but for clarity's sake).

 

Screen Shot 2020-10-21 at 2.45.07 PM.pngScreen Shot 2020-10-21 at 2.45.27 PM.png

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have changed the paragraph and character styles, and there's no indent in either of them, or in the paragraph styling itself. I've tried making other text boxes and there's still an indent. I'm working on a magazine that I have split into halves (working from home on a laptop instead of my desktop that can handle it, RIP), and it's doing the same thing in both files -- to be fair, they do have the same set of paragraph and character styles, but I still don't understand where the indent is coming from.

 

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The text frame could have an inset:

 

 

Screen Shot 4.png

 

or it could be Optical Margin Alignment set to a large amount

 

Screen Shot 5.png

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The text frame could have an inset:

 

 

Screen Shot 4.png

 

or it could be Optical Margin Alignment set to a large amount

 

Screen Shot 5.png

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Aha! Optical margin alignment was set to 41pt for some godforsaken reason. Thank you!!

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