I'm not entirely sure what this feature is called, but I'm doing something which depends on perfectly consistent lengths of strings of text, and I need to turn it off.
Sometimes InDesign makes tiny adjustments to tracking/kerning or break positioning to minimise the ugliness of text breaks.
For example, here's a string of characters, followed by a line with the same string with one extra character, followed by another line with the same string of characters with one more added:
InDesign is doing something that is causing the characters on the second line to have very very very slightly tighter tracking, so that they fit, and is breaking the third line somewhere other than the necessary place, so that if it was a broken word it would look less ugly than having one lone letter.
Normally, that's great, exactly what any typographer would recommend. But for what I'm doing here, I need to turn this off and have it wrap text in the most "dumb" way possible, making no such adjustments or calculations.
What is this, and how do I turn it off (ideally, just for one character style or paragraph style)? I've already got
Kerning on the appropriate character style set to
None and hyphenation turned off. I've also tried
Ignore optical margin.
Must be in InDesign; if version is relevant, I'm using CS6.