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Seperate paragraph and line spacing in text frame?

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When I use a text frame with more than one paragraph, the space between the paragraphs is good, but that same spacing is applied to the text within the paragraph as well, and if I shrink that it causes issues.


If I want paragraphs to be right next to each other and use a spacing of 6pt, then when typing within a paragraph the text overlaps itself when it word wraps to the next line.

In word line spacing and paragraph spacing are different settings, so i cant seem to figure this one out

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In the Paragraph panel the Spacing section provides 3 settings of interest to you:

  1. Leading: the space between lines.
  2. Space Before a paragraph
  3. Space After a paragraph


There are also equivalent settings in Paragraph Text Styles.

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  • 3 weeks later...

It does not work. When the font size exceeds about 80 pt, the spacing between adjacent text lines is fixed - it is the same regardless of the font size. It does not matter whether the spacing is set to default or any other value. Once this bug appears, there is no way to turn it off. This bug may be related to importing text from Photoshop. (I use Affinity Photo 1.10.1)



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3 hours ago, towelhead said:

I have erased the bad text, so I cannot test your advice. I will do it when I encounter this bug again.

It isn't a bug. Leading Override does just what the name suggests, which is to override the normal paragraph leading. Because it is in the Character panel it can be applied to any selection of text characters anywhere in a paragraph but because leading affects entire lines of text, it will override the paragraph leading on every line where it is set to anything other than the default ("Auto") value.

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