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Mystery of the Low First Baseline Contest Answer and Winners!

Last week I posted a challenge for folks to figure out why some text was sitting so low in a text frame, and I was blown away by the number and quality of the responses I got. Almost 200 folks responded, and out of those, 170 got the right answer: that there was a paragraph rule on the first paragraph in the text frame. The rule had a Color of [None] and was set to Keep in Frame. So even though it was invisible on the page, it pushed the text down by the Offset value plus the Weight of the rule (12p6 total).


And as promised, I picked five random names from the list of folks who solved the mystery to win a copy of the InDesignSecrets Top 40 Tips eBook.

The winners are:

Theo Duijkers

Obi-wan Kenobi

Gary Good

Joan Lordan

Sebastian Buzar

Congrats to the winners and thanks to everyone who took the time to send me their guesses! You folks are awesome. It was great fun for me reading all the emails from so many smart, nice folks from around the world. And if you didn’t win an ebook, don’t worry. We’ll have another contest here soon! Stay tuned.

Mike Rankin

Mike Rankin

Editor in Chief of, InDesign Magazine, and Author of LinkedIn Learning courses on InDesign, Illustrator, GIMP, Inkscape, and Adobe Dimension.
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