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Indentation speciﬁes the amount of space between type and the bounding box or line
that contains the type. Indentation affects only the selected paragraph or paragraphs,
so you can easily set different indentations for paragraphs.
To specify paragraph indentation:
In the Paragraph palette, enter a value for an indentation option:
Left Indent to indent from the left edge of the paragraph. For vertical type, this
option controls the indentation from the top of the paragraph.
Right Indent to indent from the right edge of the paragraph. For vertical type, this
option controls the indentation from the bottom of the paragraph.
First Line Indent to indent the ﬁrst line of type in the paragraph. For horizontal type,
the ﬁrst line indent is relative to the left indent; for vertical type, the ﬁrst line indent is
relative to the top indent. To create a ﬁrst line hanging indentation, enter a negative
Changing space above or below paragraphs
You can control the space above and below paragraphs using the paragraph spacing
To specify paragraph spacing:
In the Paragraph palette, enter a value for Space Before and Space After .
Specifying hanging punctuation
Hanging punctuation controls whether punctuation marks fall inside or outside the
margins. If hanging punctuation is turned on for Roman fonts, periods, commas, single-
quotation marks, double-quotation marks, apostrophes, hyphens, em dashes, en dashes,
colons, and semicolons appear outside the margins.
To use hanging punctuation for Roman fonts:
Choose Roman Hanging Punctuation from the Paragraph palette menu. A check mark
indicates that the option is selected.
Note: When you use Roman Hanging Punctuation, any double-byte punctuation marks
available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fonts in the selected range will not hang.
Controlling hyphenation and justiﬁcation
The settings you choose for hyphenation and justiﬁcation affect the horizontal spacing of
lines and the aesthetic appeal of type on a page. Hyphenation options determine whether
words can be hyphenated and, if they can, what breaks are allowable. Justiﬁcation options
determine word, letter, and glyph spacing.
Note: Hyphenation and justiﬁcation settings apply only to Roman characters; double-byte
characters available in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean fonts are not affected by these
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