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in InDesign, Quark and Publisher Vertical text algnment is a text frame attribute. In many cases it is not very usefull like in a linked text frames of a book because if, for any reason, text is changed, the vertical aligned text is moved to another frame where it is not any more, ant the text frame with veritcal alignment seting is now ocupied with some other text which must not be vertically aligned.

For that reason, I suggest this attribute to become also a part of paragraph styles where we can decide (with check box) if text has to be vertically aligned within text frame or between two paragraphs and have settings for space before and after.


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What should happen if, when adding or editing the text, a paragraph style without the vertical alignment setting ends up on a page where paragraphs with it set are?

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It will just push it on the next page. But, in this case both paragraphs will keep their settings, which is not the case if the vertical aligment is only text frame attribute.


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1 minute ago, Petar Petrenko said:

It will just push it on the next page. But, in this case both paragraphs will keep their settings, which is not the case if the vertical aligment is only text frame attribute.

So, let's say a "normal" paragraph pushes to to top of a text frame that has the remainder of paragraphs set with this proposed paragraph setting. The paragraphs with this vertical alignment setting would the spread to fill the remainder of the text frame while the "normal" paragraphs obey their leading settings, etc.?

If so...right now in whatever application when used with baseline grids active for the document or a particular text frame(s), paragraphs that have the baseline grid setting active, the baseline grid for the document or text frame(s) is/are deactivated so text can then honor the text frame's vertical alignment setting. What should then happen in the scenario above? 

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No one paragraph is going to lose its setings and will act accordingly to them.

Paragraph with locked baseline grid will still follow its rule as the vertical aligne paragraph.


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