InDesign rag question

begsini's picture

hi all,

I've been having this issue with inDesign lately. I am setting a
paragraph left-justified, ragged right. Hyphenation is turned off,
and snapping to a baseline grid is turned on.

InDesign will send words to the next line which I am quite certain
will fit within the column measure. And there is no manual carriage

Does anyone have any suggestions to address this?

thanks much,

blank's picture

Wait until all copy edits are finished and add a few points to extend the text box for the word.

begsini's picture


Why would I have to add points when it's clear that
the word should fit within the column as is?

timd's picture

In the paragraph drop menu switch from Adobe Paragraph Composer to Adobe Single-line Composer, another example of Adobe’s nannying.


jupiterboy's picture

It is considering every break in the paragraph and giving you a bad line it calculates to be the lesser evil.

begsini's picture

Ah, OK. Thanks, James.

Ricardo Cordoba's picture

What timd said.

Additionally, there is another command in that menu, "Balance ragged lines," which might come in handy now and then.

pattyfab's picture

Adobe's nannying, I like that.

Now if only they'd get kerning tables!

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