At 08:36 -0600 2/8/07, Combs, Richard wrote: >Are you sure you don't have Baseline Synchronization or Feather turned >on (in Format > Page Layout > Line Layout)? I've never used those >features (or Balance Columns in Column Layout), so I'm guessing -- but >they're my primary suspects (actually, my only suspects) for causing >variable vertical spacing. And they'd be imported with the Document >Properties (an unfortunate grab-bag of settings, IMHO).
You've got it! I looked at this before and it was not turned on in the 'bad' layout, but I was looking at it in Master Page view, where these options are off [and presumably a nonsense for a one-column layout anyway, unless FrameMaker is trying to synchronize across adjacent pages]. However, when I look at Format > Page Layout > Line Layout in Body Page view, which I failed to do before, they are on. Presumably therefore they are on as a master page override. It will come as no surprise to hear that turning these options off fixes the bad vertical spacings [it was actually the 'Feather' setting that was causing the problem]. SANITY IS RESTORED! Thanks everyone. -- Steve