Add Space Before on Column Top checkbox
Currently the ‘Space Before’ value is ignored when that paragraph appears on the top of any container—frame/column.
There are innumerable occasions when we need the above space settings to be honoured even when the paragraph appears on the top of the column. We InDesigners resort to various antics and workaround like keeping an ‘Invisible Rule Above’ or use a character style with extra leading etc..
It is very easily solved by a simple checkbox in the Indents and Spacing tab just below ‘Space Before’ selection which says ‘Add Space Before on column top’. If checked, the value will always be used even when the paragraph appears on the top of the page.
Soham Patel commented
Absolutely Necessary. Need it badly.
Nancy West commented
I would use this every week in my publications.