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New Contest! The Mystery of the Inconsistent Indent

Hey folks, it’s time for another InDesign mystery that you can solve for a chance to win an awesome prize!

Here’s the scenario: 

You open a file with a list in several sequential paragraphs and notice that some paragraphs seem to have a large right indent, while other paragraphs have text that goes all the way to the right side of the text frame.

InDesign contest inconsistent indent

When you check the paragraph settings, you see the right indent is set to zero for all paragraphs.

The same paragraph style is applied to all the list items, with no overrides.

There is nothing else on the spread that could be causing the text to wrap.

Why is the text wrapping in this manner?

This month’s prize is full access for 3 months to the video archives for PePCon 2016 or the CreativePro Conference (up to $495 value!).

The winner will be chosen at random from all the correct answers I receive before May 17, 2017

Enter now by emailing your solution to mike at

Note: Comments are closed on this post so no one gives away the answer. Good luck!

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of courses on InDesign and Illustrator. Husband. Dad. Dog walker.
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