Hanging drop cap has wrong indents in 2023 v18
In v18 (2023), when a paragraph has both a drop cap and a hanging indent (negative first line indent), the indent gets messed up on subsequent lines.
This came from a bug report by Lut Van Nooten on the InDesign Secrets LinkedIn group:
The solution is to disable the new Composition Preference: "Honor Text Indents in addition to Text Wrap"
However, in this case, this is clearly a bug because there is no text wrap!
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Brad Fischer commented
Yup. It's causing all sorts of issue with Drop Caps. e.g. in this example the Paragraph style is indented 1p from the left. A Drop Cap applied here gets shifted over improperly.
I can repeat this behavior and it also results in odd indenting with the paragraph and the subsequent paragraphs with just a regular left indent on a paragraph with dropcaps.
Both examples had the exact same settings. Flush left drop cap paragraph followed by a paragraph with a first line indent.
I then added a .25" left indent to the dropcap paragraphs:
The first example shows what happens when the setting is checked on: The dropcap paragraph is indented to .5" and the non-dropcap paragraph first line indent is ignored.
The next example shows what happens with the setting is checked off: The dropcap paragraph is indented to the expected .25" and the non-dropcap paragraph first line indent is maintained.
Note that in the file with the screenshot, if I trigger a recompose with Honor Indents off, the top/on example resets to match the bottom/off example.