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Chapter 4. Text Input > To change vertical alignment:

To change vertical alignment:

1.
Choose the Item or Content tool, then click on a rectangular text box. Or choose the Item tool, then select multiple boxes (see page 167).

2.
Choose Item > Modify (Cmd-M/Ctrl-M).

3.
Click the Text tab.

4.
From the Vertical Alignment: Type pop-up menu, choose Top, Centered, Bottom, or Justified .

5.
In vertically justified text with an Inter ¶ Max value of 0, space is added evenly between lines and paragraphs. An Inter ¶ Max value greater than 0 is the maximum space that can be added between paragraphs before leading is affected. Try raising this value and see what happens.

6.
Click Apply to preview, then click OK . Note: Make sure there is no return at the end of the last line in a box to which Bottom, Centered, or Justified Vertical Alignment has been applied, or the alignment will be thrown off. The Vertical Alignment options are affected by the First Baseline and text Inset: Top values.


2.


TIP

Vertical justification won't work if the justified text box is behind another box whose Runaround setting is other than None. To make justification work, change the Runaround Type to None for the top box (Item > Runaround).


TIP

If you've chosen Centered alignment and your text happens not to have any descenders (characters that extend below the baseline), you may need to Baseline Shift the type downward slightly to make it look more centered.


Follow either set of instructions on this page to change the number of columns and/or the gutter width in an individual box. To change the non-printing margin and column guides or to change the number of columns in a box originating from a master page, follow the instructions on page 227.

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