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InDesign Help.

Discussion in 'Adobe Forum:' started by vector, Feb 4, 2012.

  1. vector

    vector New Member

    Hi everyone,

    I'm not very experienced in InDesign, and I need help!

    Basically, I've got body text in which I've styled via paragraph styles, with a first line indent of 5mm, but I don't want this rule to be applied to the first line of the first paragraph. Does anyone know how to make this work, as I currently have every paragraph with a 5mm first line indent, I just need to 'turn this off' for the first line of the first paragraph! This may be a dumb question..

  2. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Off the top of my head, I'd use a separate textbox for the first paragraph and apply a paragraph style with the indent to that one.
  3. vector

    vector New Member

    Thank you Paul :)
  4. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    No problem. It might not be the best way but it's probably the quickest/easiest.
  5. vector

    vector New Member

    Yeah I was thinking there'd be an option to ignore the paragraph style, but maybe not!

    I just had a look on your webpage.. I like it, clean and to the point :)
  6. Paul Murray

    Paul Murray Moderator Staff Member

    Thanks, I'm trying to find the time to refine it a little but time is scarce at the moment :)
  7. spottypenguin

    spottypenguin Active Member

    Paul's solution works obviously, other than that it would have been a case of setting up two para styles, one with the indent and one without and applying where necessary.

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