Columns vertically uneven in Indesign
August 27, 2007 11:19 AM Subscribe
Typographers of the world, help me! How does one get lines of type to line up precisely in a two-column format?
posted by deadcowdan to computers & internet (12 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I've begun using Adobe Indesign, and have run into a problem that I can find little to no information on fixing. In my document, I have two columns of text per page, and the text autoflows from column to column to column. Sprinkled throughout the text are titles or headings. However, as you can see from the examples below, a title or heading appearing in a column will make the text below it vertically misaligned with the column next to it.
Good alignment (no headings)
Misalignment after a heading
What is the best way to tackle this problem so that text in the two columns is always aligned properly, without me having to go through and fix each instance through trial and error? This document is quite long, and I am making changes along the way, so fixing each place it happens is not really practical. What combination of leading and space-before- and space-after-paragraph numbers (or other settings I don't know about) will defeat this?