Baseline of text shifts
In the last two versions (Am now at latest v16.0) of InDesign this has been happening to me: my fonts baseline shifts mid word, randomly.
It follows through in exported PDF.
Uwe Laubender commented
does this happen for text in table cells only?
If yes, you discovered a bug that I can confirm with the document's baseline grid and text in text cells.
The text follows a different grid, an imaginary grid that starts at the top of the page and not at the top margin of a page.
More details in this thread at the Adobe InDesign Forum:
Text in table won't align to baseline
"Hi Doc Maik,
thanks for your dummy document.
Now I see the issue. Inside the cell the text is following the baseline as well.
But not as precise as it should be. It's just a bit too low.
If I copy the text frame over to a new document the alignment is perfect.
But if I change the values of the top margins to the ones in your dummy document the issue is back.
So I think you discovered a bug.
The text in the text cell seems to align to a baseline of a imaginary baseline grid that starts at the top edge of the document's page. I drew some grid lines from top with a distance of 12 pt and discovered that the text in the table cell perfectly aligns to that:"
You can see that clearly in the InDesign document that Doc Maik, the OP of that thread, has attached to one of his replys:
( ACP )