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When I select a text and delete it, InDesign also automatically deletes a space behind the text as well. Is there a way to change this behaviour?

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No, it has been like that for a long time. They probably had this idea to avoid leaving double spaces in stories when sections are edited out.

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  • Ah OK. Thank you for your answer. I thought there's a checkbox buried somewhere. I'll just get used to this behaviour then!
    – Taiki
    Jul 29 at 4:12
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What's more annoying is when ID doesn't remove trailing spaces before a linefeed and the space is used to calculate centering, throwing things off.

I don't think there's a fix for what you're asking.

InDesign appears to remove spaces if a glyph follows them.... but leaves spaces if no glyph, or a linefeed, follows them.

I have filed Adobe bug reports regarding this issue... but that was many, many, years ago and the behavior hasn't changed.

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  • I didn't notice this behaviour before and wow, this is odd indeed. I couldn't think of any purpose that leaving that trailing space intact could serve.
    – Taiki
    Jul 29 at 4:18

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