After selecting the option ‘Ignore’ from the drop-down, the “Space Between the Paragraphs using the same Style” works.
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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.
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.ChristineU shared this idea ·
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I'm having trouble with this new feature (but I couldn't find out how you advise using it, because searching for "spacing between paragraphs using same style" gets no results on your site, or from Google). When I put a number into the "space after" box the old way, my three paragraphs with the same style got no spacing in between at all. I could not figure out why the "space after" box suddenly quit working. It was only when I put an amount into the "spacing between paragraphs using same style" box that my paragraphs got any spacing in-between. So now, if I have a series of paragraphs that use the same style, and need space after, I have to enter data into two boxes to get spacing after all of them, rather than just one box? Why did you change the whole system, instead of just adding a new option, for when the spacing needs to be tailored to be different in some sections? Every time you do this, I go to use an old feature that I've been happy with for decades, find it no longer works, and then have to waste a half hour trying to figure out what you changed.