Quotation mark split from text

Community Beginner ,
Feb 12, 2021 Feb 12, 2021

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Could anyone help me understand why InDesgin is separating a closing quotation mark from the text before it (please see screenshot below). It seems to be the dash that's throwing it off, but I thought there was some type of internal programming that would never allow quotation marks to be separated from text like that. I've never run into this before and have no idea how to fix it. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

 

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
It is good idea to create character style No break. All my new documents have bold, italic, no break, hyperlink character styles before anything else.

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Adobe Community Professional , Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021
You can fix this universally with a GREP style. I created a character style called NoBreak (No break on and I used a color so that you can see it), and assigned it to an em dash followed by a right quote. ~_~} If you add this to your Body style, then InDesign will automatically keep these two characters together for all body paragraphs, and all paragraph styles based on body paragraphs. ~Barb 

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Feb 13, 2021 Feb 13, 2021

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Are you sure there is no space between the dash and the closing quotation mark? If yes, a workaround could be to select the word “want” the dash and the quotation mark and apply “no break”

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Do not be confused by the alt I shortcut, it is a custom one.

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Feb 15, 2021 Feb 15, 2021

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Thank you, jmlevy. Yes, I'm certian there is no space after the dash. I will go the "no break" route. There are many dashes like that in this book, so hopefully I don't have any more instances where there is separation. Thanks again!

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It is good idea to create character style No break. All my new documents have bold, italic, no break, hyperlink character styles before anything else.

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You can fix this universally with a GREP style. I created a character style called NoBreak (No break on and I used a color so that you can see it), and assigned it to an em dash followed by a right quote. ~_~}

 

If you add this to your Body style, then InDesign will automatically keep these two characters together for all body paragraphs, and all paragraph styles based on body paragraphs.

 

~Barb 

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