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Typography: First line indent in the first paragraph?

First of all, the point of indenting the first line of paragraphs is to help the reader distinguish adjacent paragraphs when reading or skimming the text. Doing this in addition to not justifying the ...
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Typography: First line indent in the first paragraph?

There is no hard-and-fast rule or requirement which applies to every situation. It's house style, or up to the designer if there is no established style. Either one is fine. While I personally might ...
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What's the name of these graphic elements at the end of an article?

I think it is simply called an end mark: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_mark
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What's the name of these graphic elements at the end of an article?

As the tombstone character ∎ has been used in this capacity very regularly, I have seen these end marks referred to by that name.
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Adobe InDesign: Avoiding first line indent of the first paragraph (via Paragraph Style)

Create two styles, Indent and No Indent. When you set your copy, do one of two things: Make everything Indent and manually change the first one to No Indent. In the paragraph settings for No Indent,...
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Indent paragraph to end of the last line of previous paragraph

I'm pretty sure there is no built-in method in InDesign to achieve what you want, however, your problem can be solved with a little script: #target InDesign var defaultIndent = 0; //Checks if a ...
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Design rule toward Alignment? Is this important?

The font was designed to fit most cases so in most cases, your L would be preceded by another letter and so on. Good designers definitely pay attention to these small details, it really makes your ...
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Typography: First line indent in the first paragraph?

2.3.1 Set opening paragraphs flush left “The function of a paragraph indent is to mark a pause, setting the paragraph apart from what precedes it. If a paragraph is preceded by a title or subhead, ...
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When is positive/negative tracking too much in a text?

Not certain there are definitive values one can use here. Each typeface is different. For example, I like ITC Stone Informal quite a bit for body copy. However, I will often apply a -5 tracking value ...
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Design rule toward Alignment? Is this important?

You nearly always have to adjust type manually to fit the particular use. Also note that you rarely want it to literally line up. Rather, you want it to optically line up--meaning it 'looks' right, ...
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inDesign GREP styles

The regular expression engine chooses the first match that's possible. For example the regular expression foo|foo bar will never match foo bar simply because it will always match foo first. See the ...
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Typography: First line indent in the first paragraph?

Don't indent the first paragraph of an article after the headline. The whole point of an indent is to tell the reader you are starting a new paragraph. With the first paragraph this is already clear, ...
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Design rule toward Alignment? Is this important?

You should adjust it manually if you think it's obvious enough to be noticed. No font or software is perfect. So even though the math says it's already exactly right it can still look a bit wrong. ...
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tab lines with bulleted paragraph style

This would be easy, first you have to apply bullets to the paragraphs you have, you can achieve this from multiple places, for now you can go to the Main Menu and then under Type you can find Bullets ...
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Prevent two paragraphs from separating across a page break in Indesign CC

In the paragraph style Keep Options for "Word" (you are using paragraph styles, right?) use "Keep with next" and give a value of one line. Anywhere this paragraph style appears, it will not permit the ...
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How to keep a 2 column text flowing top down after a column-spanning-paragraph

You can not accomplish your "desired" image with a single text box due to the text flowing vertical, then to the second column. With a single text frame the only possibility is the "current" image. ...
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How to keep a 2 column text flowing top down after a column-spanning-paragraph

Assuming each item is a separate text box, you use the text tool to link them in that order manually at the text outflow and inflow boxes.
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InDesign: first bullet of bullet list appears small

My guess is you have a character style affecting the first bullet. To do this properly create a paragraph style for the list and apply it while removing overrides. This should clean up any 'mixed' ...
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When is positive/negative tracking too much in a text?

Beyond Metis's excellent answer, I can only add: you'll know it when you see it. Tracking adjustments are meant to help your eye flow along the paragraph without stumbling over individual words, ...
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Numbering nonconsecutive paragraphs in InDesign

Definitely. You need to set up two separate styles: one style for simple text (not numbered) a copy of that style where you merely select 'Numbers' under 'Bullets and Numbering' section of this ...
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Typographers' "canon of exemplars": What are some books that typographers think are examples of great typography?

I am the asker of the question, but I will get us started. The following seems to belong to the canon: Penguin Books under Jan Tschichold Jan Tschichold has been called a titan of typography and a ...
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Automated way to import several paragraphs to InDesign

InDesign has a feature called "Data Merge" which allows you to create a layout, tag some frames in it and import a .csv* file. Take a look at these docs from Adobe https://helpx.adobe.com/indesign/...
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Link coreldraw characteristics

Probably you could use Edit > Clone if you just want to duplicate the text from one side to the other. Or if you want to import data from a text cvs text file use the File > Print Merge comand.
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InDesign make paragraph border of opening paragraph remain inside text frame

Paragraph borders (and other text effects like paragraph rules, paragraph shading, underline and strikethrough) are all rendered after the text flow has been calculated. They can't directly influence ...
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paragraph space after spacing doesn't appear to be accurate? Illustrator CS6

Paragraph space before/after only works on multi-line type objects. The space is inserted between the baseline and the ascenders of two lines of type. It won't display anything on a single line of ...
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Styling characters into a pragraph

You can't achieve what you want only using styling. In InDesign the text behaves like pure text nodes in HTML. You can't add a box around single words like using a span in HTML. You can instead paste ...
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How to type a paragraph in Photoshop. Should be simple, but apparently isn't

Not exactly sure if I understand the question correctly. But PhotoShop handles creating text in two different ways. You can have a paragraph text (which allows for auto-line breaks) and point text (...
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Paragraph indent after lists

As explained in the posts you linked, “the point of indenting the first line of paragraphs is to help the reader distinguish adjacent paragraphs when reading or skimming the text.” So when you have ...
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InDesign - Large leading space in paragraph?

A guess: You have a hidden object, maybe an empty text box. It can be in the master page and that object has "jump text" property ON. If Object > Show all on spread doesn't work, try it on the ...
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