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Old 08-08-2005, 08:03 AM   #1
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Hey gang

Putting together some pages in ID and have run across a problem we can't seem to solve here.

First is we've created a table, and set some type within a cell, but are unable to control the leading. [see attachment 'table_leading.jpg']. there is no funny business with the para settings etc.

Secondly, we're using some dingbats on a page, and the allignement goes funky now and then, for no rhyme or reason {see attachment 'vert_allignment.jpg']

Any tips are a good thing!


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Old 08-08-2005, 09:00 AM   #2
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First is we've created a table, and set some type within a cell, but are unable to control the leading. [see attachment 'table_leading.jpg']. there is no funny business with the para settings etc.

Secondly, we're using some dingbats on a page, and the allignement goes funky now and then, for no rhyme or reason {see attachment 'vert_allignment.jpg']
Unlikely to be relevant, but I have recently encountered some older Letraset fonts that have leading problems like those in ID and Illustrator. Not in tables, just in text. Have no idea what it has to do with,and the fonts look normal enough in FOG.

Assume everything works okay in other apps?

   
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Darn - now I wish I had InDesign so I could play with the pages!. This is my favorite sort of problem to troubleshoot. But without knowing how tables work in ID I doubt I can be of help.

   
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:45 AM   #4
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Can you send me the document or just a Indesign document with just the charts in them and I would be hapy to look at them provided you are working on a Mac. davidl@arsadvertising.com
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yes, they do.
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Old 08-08-2005, 09:52 AM   #6
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We are Mac users, I need to see if i can get around the font issue (sending you ours)- then will happily send you a file. Thanks for offering David.


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D'oh!
Just looked at my co-workers doc, and he had baseline shift switched on in the paragraph palette!

THanks all.

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D'oh!
Just looked at my co-workers doc, and he had baseline shift switched on in the paragraph palette!
Dontcha hate when that happens! <g>

Glad to hear of a happy ending.

   
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Old 08-11-2005, 03:51 AM   #9
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Norman,

I know that you've resolved this problem, but you might be interested in a "feature" of InDesign that we recently came across.

We had a paragraph of text set 11/12pt, followed by an empty paragraph set at 12/14.4 (please don't ask why -- I don't have a co-worker to blame!).

When we deleted the empty paragraph, the last line of the previous text adopted the extra leading, even though the Control bar said otherwise. The only way around this was to add a paragraph return before the last line of the paragraph and re-key the text.

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Old 08-11-2005, 04:18 AM   #10
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Am aware of that bug and it drives us MAD.
Please let me know once you've solved how to fix it.
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