I'm a beginner at using InDesign and I'm currently designing a book that is meant to be read on a phone. In order for the book to look good on the phone I need to have zero margins on the top and bottom since I don't want to have any indication of where a page begins and ends.

The problem is that this starts to happen to some characters: Problem 1

I would like InDesign to move the text to the next page if this occurs. How can I achieve this?

  • I don’t think you can, unfortunately. Descenders are simply not counted in InDesign; only the baseline matters. You can set the top of a frame to be based on leading/x-height/cap height, but I don’t think there’s a way to set the bottom to the descender height (lowth?) rather than the baseline. Jul 26, 2020 at 10:38

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Add spacing to the bottom to this particular text frame that suits your fonts descenders + additional space that you want.

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