Go back to old method of "space after" paragraphs
I'm fine with the concept of allowing users to adjust the "spacing between paragraphs using same style." But the way this feature was added doesn't make sense: I think you should have left the old "space after" system the way it was, and allowed users to add the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box as an extra option. The way you set it up (unless I'm misunderstanding something), anyone wanting to put spacing between paragraphs now has to enter data into two boxes, whether they want certain sections to have custom spacing or not. It makes the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" the default rather than an additional option. That doesn't make sense. Using "space after" is more common than using custom "spacing between paragraphs using same style."
After selecting the option ‘Ignore’ from the drop-down, the “Space Between the Paragraphs using the same Style” works.
Adobe InDesign team
Someone on the forum finally explained it to me. There's never been such a thing as "ignore" as a choice for those palette windows before, so I didn't know about it, and didn't understand your answer. I thought by leaving it blank, I had already set it to ignore.
AdminRavi Kiran (Admin, Adobe InDesign) commented
You may try quitting InDesign and deleting its cache and preferences to reset the application to its default settings, which you can find here:
- Adobe InDesign team
Maybe some bug, or conflict? I checked updates, and I seem to have the latest one, 14.0.1. The way you're describing the feature is the way I would want it to work, but it isn't behaving that way.
Basically, I can't get space between paragraphs unless I create a style, add both "space after" AND "spacing between" amounts to the style, and then apply it to the text.
Is there some preference I need to change? I just tried to add space after a paragraph using the regular Paragraph palette window, and nothing happened. The text I tried to add it to is not aligned to a grid, nor does it have any interfering text wraps, or any character or paragraph styles.