Apply ‘Hanging Punctuation’ to selected paragraphs

I finally found a way to apply ‘Hanging Punctuation’ to selected paragraphs.

With Indesign, you can do the hanging punctuation from Type>Story. And you check ‘Optical Margin Alignment’ and put the type size. But the problem for me was that it adjusted spacing between letters on the entire story. If you do this after you finished the typesetting, almost all paragraphs go wrong.

So I was wondering if there is a way to apply the function to the selected paragraph.

Here is what I found.

1. Apply Optical Margin Alignment from
2. Select all the texts and click Ignore Optical Margin from Paragraph menu.
Then all the spacing goes back to normal.
3. Select the paragraph you would like to apply the hanging punctuation
and deselect Ignore Optical Margin. Then the hanging punctuation will be applied to
only the selected paragraph.

This is a very tiny detail, but it will make your typo better.

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