I am working on a book of poems. Each poem has a title and some poems also have a dedication below the title (basically a sub header). I would like my Poem Title paragraph style to include a double space below it. I can set this up using:
Paragraph Style > Indents And Spacing > Space After
This will push down the following paragraph.
However, when the title is followed by the dedication (which has its own Poem Title Sub paragraph style), the dedication is pushed down.
I can see two ways of solving this problem:
- Include a different paragraph style for Titles that are followed by a Subtitle and add Space After to the Poem Title Sub.
- Add the space to the Poem Body paragraph style, but make it Space Above instead.
I don't like the first as it is inflexible in terms of text changes and I don't like the second as it doesn't feel like the space is the responsibility of the paragraph.
Is there a better solution to this problem? Ideally I would like just three styles - Poem Title, Poem Title Sub and Poem Body. Is there a way to have the Poem Title only apply space if it is directly followed by a Poem Body?
I'm using InDesign 2017.