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You're doing it right, just type this into the NUMBER field: ^#.^t


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The other answers are correct that this is down to the work of the Adobe Paragraph Composer which is balancing your whole paragraph as opposed to each line individually. If you do want your "the" to stay on the previous line (without changing to the Single-line Composer) just replace the preceding space with a non-breaking space (Type → Insert White Space → ...


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As far as I know, InDesign is using the justifying algorithm of LaTeX (which is a very good one!). This algorithm is built to create an optimal justifaction for the complete page. So it could be that in a special line in your left justified text one word could be shifted, but the result of this shift would produce bad typography for the whole page. If ...


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InDesign is using a muti-line composer (called Adobe Paragraph Composer) by default. It does not actually try to even your line it tries to even as many lines as possible within the paragraph. So it has detected that the other lines are better off with the 'the' pushed downwards. It creates a less ragged result. If you want to use a simpler heuristic of one ...


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From your question, the general category of characters or symbols that you are referring to are called Whitespace Characters. Whitespace characters are the representation of any character that causes a horizontal or vertical spacing change in typography. The symbols themselves are called markup symbols and stem from proofreading editor markup symbol sets. ...


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The symbol you used for space (·) is 'MIDDLE DOT'(U+00B7) also known as interpunkt or One could alternatively use the symbol (␣) 2423 open box (space symbol) could not find a dot with circumfex but there are combining symbols in unicode so you could use 'COMBINING CIRCUMFLEX ACCENT' (U+0302) which would result in (·̂) but support in ...



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