is there any way in indesign to break a paragraph at a given point and fix the last line to the bottom in the same way it happens with the shift key+tab command for right indent tab? I always resorted to making two text fields but always thought there must've been a smarter way to do so. Thank you! enter image description here

  • As a rather hacky solution, you could use footnotes to achieve this. Don't know if I would recommend it though. Just tried it and it's more convoluted than just having two text frames.
    – Wolff
    Commented Oct 19, 2021 at 16:45
  • Are you aware that you can make a paragraph jump to the next frame using Keep Options? So if you set up your document with two text frames on each page you can control everything with styles (provided that you never have a page without a paragraph in the bottom).
    – Wolff
    Commented Oct 19, 2021 at 16:51

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This is a good question, but probably not possible, because vertical alignment is a text box property, not a paragraph style property.

You can improvise this in a way, by using a vertical justify on the text box and manually increasing the 'Space before' value of the final paragraph.

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